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Mullings Wins CASA Under-13 Title Again
Defending champion Alyssa Mullings retained the girls' Under-13 title at the Caribbean Area Squash Association's (CASA) Junior Championships, which is currently under way in Georgetown, Guyana.
Mullings easily beat Amanda Haywood of Barbados 11-2, 11-2, 11-6 to take the regional championship for the second consecutive year.
Mullings' triumph on Sunday follows her impressive performance at the Allied Insurance Brokers All Jamaica Squash Championship last month, where she also took the national Under-13 title.
"Alyssa came into the competition focused and determined to retain her title and her efforts have paid off," said national junior coach, Karen Anderson.
"It was very clear from her performance that she is at a different level from the rest of her peers across the region, and it will be exciting to see how far she can go in the sport as she matures," she added.
With her championship win, Mullings has been the top performer so far among the Jamaican contingent at the week-long tournament.
Jamaica's Under-15 boys' champion, Jake Mahfood, beat Julian Jervis 9-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-7 to take fourth place in his age group. In addition, Stephan Morrison and Jonathan Walker finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Under-13 boys' competition.
All Jamaica boys Under-17 and Under-19 champion, Ashante Smith, beat Jean-Claude Jeffrey for fifth place in the Under-17 competition and Lauren Mahfood placed sixth in the Under-19 category.
The Jamaicans are now focused on the team competition, where the players made an impressive start, as the boys took on Cayman and won all of their five matches. In the girls' team competition, Jamaica beat Barbados 4-1.
The championships will run until July 14.