Guyana off to good start in CAREBACO in T&T

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Guyana had a solid start in the individual category of the Caribbean Regional and International Badminton Championship (CAREBACO), currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Guyanese had a very positive start to their campaign in the individual segment on Thursday at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua, Trinidad.

In the Under-17 Boys Singles, Akili Haynes started with a win against Mattaus Joatchim of Trinidad, whom he defeated 22-20, 21-15. However, Haynes lost to Daniel Acosta of Dominica in round two, 21-6, 21-13. In round two, Tyrese Jeffrey prevailed 21-8, 21-7 over Aidan Mootoosingh of Trinidad.

Vikash Mootoo (yellow and green) was knocked out in round two of the Boys U-13 Singles

National and Caribbean female champion Priyanna Ramdhani started her campaign in the Under-17 Girls Singles with a commanding 21-1, 21-8 drubbing of Ria Hassanali of Trinidad, while Jonathon Mangra opened his account in the Under-19 Boys Singles with an easy 21-13, 21-14 victory over Aleem Ali of Trinidad.

In the Under-17 Mixed Doubles quarter-finals, the Guyanese pair Priyanna Ramdhani and Tyrese Jeffrey outplayed Surinamese Geordan Tjon Kon Joen and Chaista Soe-modi-poero 21-15, 21-13 to advance to the semi-finals.

Guyana endured three defeats on the opening day, with Vikash Mootoo loing out to Kye Isaac of Trinidad 21-10, 21-8 in round two of the Under-13 Boys Singles; Ambika Ramraj losing to Shemara LindVeld of Suriname 21-16, 21-7 in round one of the Under-19 Girls Singles; and Jonathon Mangra failing to get past Jamaican Shane Wilson, losing 21-14, 22-20 in round two of the Under-19 Boys Singles. 

Action in the competition continues on Friday and into the weekend.

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