Simpson, Best squash champions
IT WAS THE Shawn Simpson and Meagan Best show when the Barbados Olympic Association’s National Seniors Squash Championships climaxed Saturday night at the Marine Courts.
Both posted come-from-behind wins as they earned the men’s and women’s singles titles in front of a full house.
Simpson defeated the competitive Rhett Cumberbatch in four sets 5-11, 11-7, 11-2, 11-9. When he completed his masterclass, he joined Rudy Goodridge as the only other man to own eight national championships. In total, Cumberbatch has reached 13 of the last 14 finals.
He was placed under pressure initially from Cumberbatch’s outstanding all-round game with his retrieving and drop shots catching the eye and leaving him with much work to do to keep his dream alive of joining Goodridge at the top of the class.
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