Table Tennis: More silverware for Guyana at Caribbean Championships


Medals continue to pour in for the senior national table tennis players who are competing at the Caribbean championships in Jamaica.

Their latest haul came on Tuesday evening when the pair of Christopher Franklin and Trenace Lowe won silver in the Mixed Doubles, a day after they both won silver in the team events.

In the final, they faced the Dominican Republic pair Isaac Vila and Esmerlyn Castro where they went down 8-11, 10-12, 5-11.  The semi-final saw them being pushed to the max, but prevailed 3-2 over number-one seeded pair Emil Santos and Eva Brito.

For the Women, both teams won bronze medal in the Doubles.

The pair of Jody-Ann Blake and Lowe won their first match against Dadrian Lewis and Solesha Young of Jamaica 3-0. They then defeated the pair of Antoinette Riley and Janae Lewis Barbados by a 2-0 margin.

The Guyanese pair then encountered adversary Esmerlyn Castro and Dhyana Rojas Dominica Republic who thwarted their efforts with a 3-0 win in the semi-finals.

Guyana’s other pair of Chelsea Edghill and Natalie Cummings also secured bronze, losing in the other semi-final to Eva Brito and Yasrisi Ortiz by an identical margin as their teammates.

The championship now switches gear to the Under-21 Men’s and Women’s Singles where Guyana’s Chelsea Edghill, Shemar Britton and Priscilla Greaves will do battle for gold.

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