Guyanese book semi-final spots at Senior Caribbean Table Tennis championship


Guyana’s male and female teams both booked semi-final spots in the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championship, which continued on Friday in Cuba.

The Ladies defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-2, led by Olympian Chelsea Edghill, who won both of her matches.

Edghill defeated Imani Taylor-Edwards 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, 11-4) then Rheann Chung 12-10, 11-8, 11-7.

Guyana had left the door ajar for Trinidad to win the match after Natalie Cummings lost to Chung 3-1 (11-13, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11) then Priscilla Greaves went down to 4-11, 9-11, 9-11 to Chole Fraser.

However, Edghill’s sweep over Chung, and Cummings’ 11-2, 11-5 and 11-5 triumph over Taylor Edwards took them over the line and into today’s semi-final against the hosts from 16:00h.

From left: Christopher Franklin, Jonathan Van Lange, Coach Idi Lewis, Miguel Wong and Shemar Britton

Additionally, the Men’s team also qualified for the semi-final where they face Puerto Rico today from 18:15h.

In their final group match against Barbados, Christopher Franklin went down to the talented Tyrese Knight 9-11, 8-11, 6-11, but Shemar Britton levelled proceedings with an 11-6, 11-6, 12-10 victory over Kevin Farley.

Young Jonathan Van Lange continues to impress as he successfully went the full distance with Ramon Maxwell, and won 3-2 (11-8, 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-2).

Knights had another victory when topped Britton 3-1 (11-7, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8), which meant Franklin had to win, and he did so impressively against Farley.

He swept the match 12-10, 11-7, 11-6.

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