Britton cops two Doubles titles at Senior Nationals


Shemar Britton won two Double titles when the Senior National Table Tennis Championships continued on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Pairing with Johnathan Van Lange, the duo defeated seasoned campaigners Christopher Franklin and Godfrey Munroe 3-1. The young men surged to an 11-5, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9 victory.

Britton and Van Lange had defeated Niran Bissu and Terrence Rausch 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-4) in the semi-final, while the veteran pair got the better of brothers Miguel and Colin Wong.

Franklin and Munroe won 3-0 as well with their sets being 11-1, 11-3, 11-7.

In the Mixed Doubles, Britton teamed up with Olympian Chelsea Edghill to topple Frankin and Natalie Cummings, both of whom hold the current individual titles. Britton and Edghill won 11-8, 11-9, 11-6.

The championship is set to conclude on Sunday and the main focus will be on Britton and Franklin, two favourites to reach the Men’s final, while Cummings will have her work cut out top stop Edghill.

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