Silver and bronze for Guyana at Caribbean Table Tennis championship
Guyana’s senior female and male Table tennis teams copped silver and bronze respectively at the ongoing 61st Caribbean Championships being staged at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.
The ladies once again fell to Dominican Republic in the final on Wednesday evening. It is the third time in three consecutive meetings the Islanders have topped the Guyanese in close to identical fashion.
Just like in the Pan-American qualifiers, the talented pair Trenace Lowe and Chelsea Edghill won the doubles with a battling 3-2 score line.
However, the script truly struck to the same as Lowe and Natalie Cummings lost both their singles matches which gave Dominican Republic the title.
Though playing against Caribbean champion, Yasiris Ortiz and number one seed Eva Brito, the Guyanese battled and battled hard, but their best was not good enough.
Cummings went down 0-2 against Brito and was on the verge of getting love, until she settled and played to potential to square the match, only to fade 11-5 in the final set.
For the Men, they were upstaged by Puerto Rico in the semi-finals 3-0. They dug deep to pip Barbados 3-2 in the third-place play-off.
Christopher Franklin and Joel Alleyne won the Doubles, but the talented Tyrese Knights waged a war in the Singles and brought his team back into the fold.
Luckily for Guyana, Alleyne was able to win 3-1 against Kevin Farley and Shemar Britton held on for an identical margin of victory over Mark Dowell.
Though both teams missed out on Pan-Am Games qualification, they qualified to the Pan-American Cup in Paraguay this September.
The Caribbean championships now turn its attention to the Doubles, Under-21 then Singles.