Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 7th 2015 Contents Carlos Hernandez, 4-11, 9-11, 5-11 in the quarters.
In the Under-21 women round-robin group of four
players, Spicer crushed Martinique s Kelly-Anne Eloise
11-2, 11-1, 11-2, French Guyana s Diana Fatal 12-10,
11-3, 11-5 and St Kitts/Nevis Angelisa Freeman 11-
6, 11-9, 11-6 to top the table with a 3-0 record while
Joseph swept past Dominican Republic s Karla Britto
11-4, 11-8, 11-9 and Maureen Hu Yen Tack of French
Guyana 11-7, 12-10, 11-1.
In the round-of-16, Joseph got the better of Guade-
loupe s Sabine Muzellec 11-9, 12-10, 11-6 and Spicer
overcame Dominica s Alliyah Prince, 11-5, 11-4, 11-
4. However, with places in the semifinals at stake,
Joseph went under to Cuban, Yuneisy 5-11, 9-11, 6-
11 and Spicer lost to Dominican Republic s Yasiris
Ortiz, 5-11, 7-11, 8-11
Also on Sunday, T&T teams failed to reach the
medal round of the mixed doubles.
Linda Partap-Boodhan and Yuvraj Dookram booted
Dominica s Christopher Cambusy-Crusol and Kelly-
Anne Eloise 11-5, 11-3 in the round-of-32, but were
beaten by Dominican Republic s Karla Britto and
David Vila 6-11, 6-11.
Wilson and Joseph got a first round bye and then
defeated Martinique s Mevena Avrila and Delepine
in the last 16, 11-5, 11-2, before bowing out to Domini-
can Republic s Samel Galvez and Johenny Valdez 11-
5, 6-11, 11-2, 6-11, 0-11 in the quarterfinals.
Roopnarine and Spicer withstood the challenge of
Martinique s Fabrice Elie dit Cosaque and Corinne
Pharose 11-8, 11-8, but fell to Dominican Republic s
Yasiris Ortiz and Isaac Vila 6-11, 11-8, 3-11
And the top T&T team of Curtis Humphreys and
Aleena Edwards rallied past Guadeloupe s Kassandre
Manioc and Johan Medy 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, before being
knocked off by Cubans Lisi Castillo and Carlos Her-
nandez in two tough sets, 9-11, 10-12.
Yesterday in the men and women doubles, the four
T&T pairs reached the quarterfinals.
In the women Edwards and Spicer overcame Alliyah
Prince and Larrysa Dover of Dominica 11-2, 11-7, 11-
7 but was ousted by Cubans Leisi Jimenez and Idalys
Lovet 11-13, 6-11, 7-11 while Partap-Boodhan and
Joseph dumped Guadeloupe s Manoelle Gamon and
Djenaelle Angole 11-6, 11-2, 11-9 before falling to
another Cuban pair in Lisi Castillo and Yuneisy Galvan
7-11, 4-11, 7-11.
And in the men, Wilson and Roopnarine coasted
past St Vincent Damion Dublin and Deightor King
11-7, 11-7, 11-6, but later fell to Cuba/Barbados com-
bination of Kevin Farley and Carlos Hernandez 11-
9, 7-11, 12-10, 3-11, 5-11, while Humphreys and
Dookram survived a scare from Omarie Ferdinand
and Celestin Samuel of St Lucia 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 8-
In Masters play, Williams secured the bronze medal
after losing to Joseph Dansicare 5-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-
5, 8-11 in their semifinal.
Earlier on, Williams was beaten by Dominican
Republic s Juan Carlos 7-11, 6-11, 2-11, but rebounded
to defeat Dominica s Augsutina Peters 11-3, 11-4, 11-
5 for second spot in the three player pool and a place
in the knockout stage.
He then dismissed Curacao s Ronaldi Vos in the
round-of-16, 11-5, 14-12, 9-11, 11-6 followed by an
11-7, 11-7, 11-7 sweeping of St Vincent and The
Grenadines Joseph Carrington in the quarters, before
falling the last-four stage.
Last night the singles tournament was expected
to serve off with group matches and will continue
today before concluding tomorrow.
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Reigning Caribbean Junior singles
champion Aaron Wilson had to settle for
bronze after losing his men Under-21 sin-
gles semifinal in the 57th Caribbean Senior
Table-Tennis Championship which con-
tinued at the Trenelle Sports Palace, Riv-
iere-Salee, Martinique, yesterday.
Going up against the top ranked Cuban
in Livan Martinez, the eighth ranked Wilson
was considered the underdog. On Sunday,
Wilson punished Shaquan Hodge of St
Kitts/Nevis 11-1, 11-6, 11-2 and outplayed
Samuel Delepine 11-4, 10-12, 11-7, 10-12,
11-7 in his round-robin group.
He then got a last-16 bye before crushing
St Kitts/Nevis Andre Freeman 11-2, 11-5,
11-12 in his quarterfinal.
With the bronze medal won by Wilson,
T&T improved its medal haul to four bronze
medals after the men and women ended
third in the team competition on Sunday,
and Dave Williams was beaten in the Masters
The men s team had originally ended
fourth after losing to French Guyana 3-1 in
their bronze medal match, by the Interna-
tional Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) does
not allow playoff apart from the finals for
medal placings, meaning the losing semi-
finalist are assured of bronze medals.
T&T s other entrant in the men s Under-
21 Arun Roopnarine reached as far as the
quarterfinal while women duo, Brittany
Joseph and Catherine Spicer also advanced
as far as the last-eight.
Roopnarine beat Jaleel Lewis of Dominica
11-2, 11-4, 11-7 and Freeman 11-4, 11-2, 11-
4 in his group series followed by a 14-12,
11-4, 12-10 triumph over Delepine in the
round-of-16 before he was halted by Cuban,
Wilson gets U-21 C'bean t-tennis bronze
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