Taylor Carrick recently finished up at the Canadian Junior Open and moved on to the US Junior Open Squash Championships held in Boston.
The extremely competitive US tournament, with 900 participants from 41 nations, was held at 4 venues including Harvard University where Carrick represented Bermuda in the Boys Under 19 Division.
Carrick competed last year in Boys Under 17 winning the Plate Round at the US Junior Open to finish 97th. His personal goal for this year, having aged up to Boys Under 19 two weeks before the tournament, was to finish inside the top 64 in his new division of 128 players.
In the first round Carrick met Leo Vargas Inurreta of Mexico with Carrick going down in straight games 11-5, 11-5, 11-5.
Carrick would then drop to the Consolation Round, in his first match he would advance with a 5 game battle against University of Penn State varsity player Zach Bradlow of the USA, Carrick worked through Bradlow's unorthodox technique to finish with the win 8-11, 12-10, 3-11, 11-8, 11-5.