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Carrick secures bronze in Poland

Bronze medal: Taylor Carrick competes in Poland

Bermuda’s Taylor Carrick claimed the bronze medal at the Polish Junior Squash Open in Wroclaw yesterday.

Carrick defeated No 2 seed Blaz Porenta, of Slovenia, 11-3, 11-3, 11-5 in the third-place match in the under-17 division. The 16-year-old lost a 40-minute semi-final, losing to top seed Jakub Pytlowany, the eventual winner, from of Poland.

Carrick advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Ernesto Revert, of Spain, and Kajetan Lipski, of Poland. He then defeated No 3 seed Daniel Simon, of Hungary, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 to reach the semi-finals.

The three-day tournament was part of the European Junior Squash Grand Prix Series and had 229 players from 20 countries taking part. There were under-11, under-13, under-15 and under-19 boys’ and girls’ divisions.

Carrick’s next tournament will be the Canadian Junior Open in Niagara from December 8 to 11, where he will compete in the under-19 division. He will be representing Bermuda along with Cece Robinson, Ethan Rosorea, Matthew Elliott, Charlie Riker, Josai Williams, Owen Rosorea, Anaya Smith, Andrew Cox and Abigail Brewer.

Carrick will play in the US Junior Open, the Scottish Junior Open and the British Junior Open during the festive period.