Guyana silver mining at Caribbean TT Championships
By Treiston Joseph
Guyana over the past three days captured a number of silver medals at the Caribbean Cadet and Junior Table Tennis Championships when the event concluded its third day on Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The Guyanese Under-18 girls in doubles action played stellar throughout the competition but fell short of the dominant Dominican Republic team.
The duo of Priscilla Greaves and Jamaali Homer after some good tennis in their semi-final fell 3-0 to the duo of Cinthia Sanchez and Esmerlyn Castro.
Meanwhile, the Boys Under-15 duo of Jamal Nickolus and Terrence Rausch captured silver as well after their loss to the Bajan duo Ramon Maxwell and Reshon Goddard.
The Guyanese boys looked comfortable and came out winning their first set point at 11-9, however, continued mistakes mixed with some good tennis caused the boys to lose the next three set points and the match to the Bajans who capitalised on the mistakes of the Guyanese duo.
In team action, Guyana took silver in the Girls Under-15 category by finishing on three points, while the Dominican Republic took gold by finishing on four points and Jamaica third on two points.
However, the Boys Under-15 team that featured Kaysan Ninvalle finished with bronze by defeating Jamaica 3-1 in the third place play-off.
Meanwhile, the Dominica Republic continues to dominate the championships by winning gold in all the team categories, which include the Under-18 Boys and Girls and the Under-15 Boys and Girls.
The top table tennis nation also won gold and silver in the Girls Under-15 doubles, while winning gold and silver in the Under-15 Mixed Doubles. They also won gold in the Girls Under-18 doubles as mentioned earlier.
Action in the tournament continues on Monday.