Britton, Edghill beaten in Mixed Doubles Olympic Qualifier

- Coach Lewis “extremely proud” of players’ efforts

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Guyana’s campaign in the Latin American Singles and Mixed Doubles- an Olympic qualifying event- ended on Saturday with Shemar Britton and Chelsea Edghill losing their Mixed Doubles game against their opponents from Ecuador.

Playing in the Round of 16 in Rosario, Argentina, Britton and Edghill lost 0-4 to Alberto Mino and Nathaly Paredes. Mino and Paredes recorded 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 victories.

Below are the summarised results from Guyana’s games in the Singles competition earlier this week.

Men’s Singles

Shemar Britton lost 2-4 to Alejanndra Toranzos of Paraguay

Shemar Britton lost 2-4 to Alexander Echavarria of Colombia

Joel Alleyne lost 0-4 to Gustav Gomez

Joel Alleyne lost 1-4 to Cecilio Correa of Venezuela

Women’s Singles

Chelsea Edghill lost 3-4 to Monica Munoz of Mexico

Chelsea Edghill won 4-1 against Leyla Gomez of Paraguay

Chelsea Edghill lost 2-4 to Mabelyn Enriquez of Guatemala

Natalie Cummings lost 0-4 to Lucia Cordero of Argentina

Natalie Cummings lost 2-4 to Nathaly Paredes of Ecuador

Coach Idi Lewis, commenting on the players’ performances in the competition, said he is “extremely proud” as they “did extremely well under the circumstances.”

“With the exception of Chelsea, who plays professionally in Portugal, the other members haven’t seen international competition in two years due to COVID and other reasons and we were still able to be competitive against seasoned professionals with access to all necessary resources from their private and public sector,” Lewis reasoned.

“What is consistently clear from engagements like these is we are right there skill wise. Imagine what’s possible with the level of support and exposure the other nations have available.”

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