Barbados has made a great start to the 2018 Caribbean Junior Squash Championships which got going Sunday at the Liguanea Club in Kingston, Jamaica.
Play was in the individual category with a number of the junior Bajans advancing to the semi-final rounds at the end of the day.
In the girls under-17; Meagan Best, Jada Smith-Padmore and Jodi Smith-Padmore have all advanced to the semi-finals after being successful in their respective matches. Best defeated Abigail Brewer of Bermuda in straight sets 11-1, 11-5, 11-0; Smith got over Jamaica's Mia Mahfood also in straight sets 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, and Smith-Padmore dropped one set before taking the win over Jamaica's Mia Lake 14-12, 8-11, 15-13, 12-10.
Barbados' top seeded player Amanda Haywood playing in the under-19s dismissed Kali Maclean of Cayman Islands in straight sets 11-3, 11-2, 11-2 to also secure a semi-final place.
Also heading into the semis are Sumairaa Suleman in the girls under-15 and Rebekah Nichols in the under-13s.
Phoebe Gittens a first-timer in the under-11 category also enjoyed a first day winning her two opening games, first over Jamaica's Samantha Azman and then over Taliah Wade of Bermuda.
The boys have also been doing well, with Khamal Cumberbatch booking a semi-final place, so too Barbados' top seeded under-19 boys player Josiah Griffith who dismissed Isaiah Robinson of the Cayman Islands in straight sets.
Boys under-15; Darien Benn playing in the under-15s is also a semi-finalist after he dismissed both William McComb of Cayman Islands in straight sets and then Bermuda's Graham Moss 3-1 to advance.
Aidan Parris and Alex Stewart also assured semi-final places with victories in the under-13 division.
The semi-finals will be contested later.