Jordan after squash title No.2
Radio personality Alex Jordan is slamming the hits not only on the airwaves but also on the squash courts with much success.
Jordan is in today’s final of the BCQS International Masters to defend the title she won last year on the Marine Courts.
She navigated her way to the big showpiece by defeating fellow Barbadian Lyn McLeod in straight sets 11-7,11-6,11-3 in yesterday’s semi-finals.
Jordan will face Canadian Sandy Deren, who beat Helen Newsam, of the British Virgin Islands, 11-3,11-7,11-6 in the last four.
Barbados’ undisputed squash queen Karen Meakins tried her skills in the men’s 35-44 age group and got as far as the semis where she lost to Vincentian Ames Bentick 7-11, 8-11, 8-11.
Andy Gill has a chance to maintain Bajan pride in the final against Bentick following his victory over Tony Mckenzie 11-5,10-12,11-5,12-10 in a game that went to deuce.
Eight-time Barbados singles champion Mark Sealy will defend his title in the 45-54 category against colleague Marlon White.
Sealy advanced by whipping Nevellie Sorrentino, of the British Virgin Islands, 11-2,11-4,11-4, while White needed five sets to see off Peter Harris 11-6,4-11,11-5, 6-11,11-5.
Barbadian Nigel Griffith advanced to the over-55s final by defeating top-rated Trinidadian Richard Hart in a thrilling five-setter 11-7,11-5,10-12,7-11,11-7.
Griffith plays another Trinidadian Tony Holly for the top prize.
Today’s finals, which start at 9 a.m., follow last night’s dinner and awards ceremony at Bagatelle Great House to mark the 40th anniversary of the Barbados Squash Club. (AT)