Defeat for Britton and Alleyne in Men’s Singles
Guyanese Shemar Britton and Joel Alleyne were on Thursday knocked out of Men’s Singles action in the Latin American Singles and Mixed Doubles, a qualification event for the Tokyo Olympics.
Britton lost 4-2 to Alexander Echavarria of Colombia, while Alleyne suffered a 4-1 defeat to Cecilio Correa of Venezuela.
Britton won the second and fifth sets 11-3, 11-8, while Echavarria won the others 11-5, 11-9, 11-6, 11-4. Britton will now switch focus to the Mixed Doubles Qualifiers, teaming up with Chelsea Edghill.
Alleyne went down to Correa 11-7, 11-5 before winning the third set 11-9. However, Correa moved to the next round with 11-4, 11-3 scorelines in the final two sets. The defeat ended Alleyne’s participation in the Singles competition.
Earlier on Thursday, Edghill, widely regarded as having Guyana’s best chance of sealing an Olympic berth, defeated Leyla Gomez of Paraguay 4-1, and Guyana’s national champion Natalie Cummings lost a hard-fought game against Nathaly Paredes of Ecuador 4-2.