Table Tennis: No medals for Guyana at Caribbean Championships
--Colin Wong reaches quarterfinals of U-15s
Guyana’s hope for medals at the ongoing Caribbean Youth Table Tennis Championships in the Dominican Republic was dashed after Colin Wong lost his Under-15 quarter-final tie to Yadier Lopez of Cuba 4-0 (5-11, 6-11, 3-11, 3-11) on Tuesday.
The national under-15 champion had swept Jamaican Jayden Ebanks by an identical 4-0 (17-15, 11-3, 11-8, 11-2) in his round-of-16 match.
Wong was the only Guyanese player to progress to the last eight, as all three of his Under-19 compatriots – Jonathan Van Lange, Niran Bissu, and Krystian Sahadeo – lost their round-of-16 ties.
Van Lange went down to 8-11, 11-13, 11-13, 8-11 to Puerto Rican Jose Nieves while Bissu waged the biggest fight against the hosts’ Yoel Mendoza but eventually lost 11-13, 11-3, 10-12, 6-11, 14-12, 14-12.
Sahadeo, who went unbeaten in the group stage, and had defeated a player from the host nation, lost on this occasion to the host nation. Cristopher Rodriguez won 11-9, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7.
Neither the under-15s nor the under-19s managed to progress to the knockout phase of the team segment.
No females from Guyana participated due to their academic commitments.