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was among the out-
for T&T at the recent
Caribbean Table Tennis
Championship in Mar-
"It is Twenty20
cricket. At the end of
the day, someone has
to win and someone
has to lose."
captain KIERON POL-
(Ext: 2213, 2711,
FRISCO---Duckens Nazon wrong-
footed the defence to score in the 85th
minute and give Haiti a 1--1 draw with
Panama in the Concacaf Gold Cup
Nazon took a long pass down the
right side and beat defender Harold
Cummings with a move to the inside
before shooting to the far post, past
goalkeeper Jaime Peneda.
Panama, runner-up to the US in the
2013 Gold Cup, opened the scoring in
the 55th minute of the Group A match.
Alberto Quintero scored from just
outside the penalty area when defender
Reginal Goreux failed to clear the ball.
It was the first draw in seven openers
for Panama, which outshot Haiti 7--2.
Haiti has two draws and four losses in
Gold Cup openers.
Haiti scores late in 1--1 draw with Panama
Stanley Hunte, president of
T&T Table Tennis Association
(T&TTTA) says he is pleased with
the performance of the local
squad at the 57th Caribbean Sen-
ior Table-Tennis Championship,
which concluded at the Trenelle
Sports Palace, Riviere-Salee,
Martinique, on Wednesday night.
The T&T contingent, minus its
two most high profile players in
France-based Dexter St Louis and
his step-daughter Rheann Chung,
finished third with five bronze
medals, led by 16-year-old Aaron
Wilson who bagged two.
Wilson, the reigning Caribbean
Junior singles champion and a stu-
dent of Belmont Secondary got his
medals after he reached the semi-
finals of both the men and Under-
21 singles semifinal.
He was also part of the men s
quartet, which also featured
national singles champion Yuvraaj
Dookram, top-ranked local Curtis
Humphreys and Arun Roopnarine,
also 16, that got bronze in the
men s team tournament.
Also getting bronze for T&T was
the women s team of 11-times
national singles champion Aleena
Edwards, Brittany Joseph, Linda
Partap-Boodhan and Catherine
The medal return for T&T may
have come as a relief for Hunte
and his association after it came
under fire for the axing of St Louis.
St Louis, 47, a six-time national
champion and winner of the
Caribbean men s singles title in
2013, was axed by the Association
who cited a need to develop
younger players as the main rea-
In addition to 2013, St Louis,
who began his national team career
also in Martinique won the regional
singles in 1998, 2004, 2006 and
2009 and has also captured seven
mixed doubles gold medals with
Chung, the last also coming in
Chung, 30, a Caribbean singles
champion in 2004, 2008, 2009,
and 2012, was selected to the team,
but declined the offer in protest
of St Louis axing.
She was a key member of the
T&T team which won the team
crown in 2004, 2008, 2009 and
However, speaking on the team s
performance, Hunte was delighted
for the contingent of mainly young
locally-based talent, who he said
has boosted the confidence of the
table tennis fraternity with their
The T&TTTA boss said: "It is
crystal clear that our current crop
of young players, with professional
guidance and support can grow in
stature to win medals internation-
ally and make our twin island
"Every member of this team,
their coaches Ian Joseph, Reeza
Burke and manager Ray Fermin,
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...as new era gets positive
start in Martinique
Men: 1.Cuba; 2. Dominican Republic; 3. French
Guyana & T&T; 5. Barbados; 6. St Lucia; 7.
Martinique; 8. Guadeloupe; 9. Curacao; 10. St
Vincent and The Grenadines; 11. Dominica; 12. St
Women: 1. Cuba; 2. Dominican Republic; 3. T&T;
4. Guadeloupe; 5. Martinique; 6. French Guyana; 7.
Mixed Doubles: 1. Andy Pereira/Leisi Jimenez
(Cuba); 2. Emil Santos/Eva Brito (Dom Rep); 3.
Samuel Galvan/Johenny Valdez (Dom Rep) &
Isaac Vila/Yasiris Ortiz (Dom Rep)
Men's Doubles: 1. Andy Pereira/Livan Martinez
(Cuba); 2. Emil Santos/Samuel Galvan (Dom Rep);
3. Kevin Farley/Carlos Hernandez (Bar/Cuba) &
Isaac Vila/David Vila (Dom Rep)
Women's Doubles: 1. Idalys Lovet/Leisi Jimenez
(Cuba); 2. Lisi Castillo/Yuneisy Galvan (Cuba); 3.
Yasiris Ortiz/Johenny Valdez (Dom Rep) & Eva
Brito/Karla Brito (Dom Rep)
Masters Open (Over 45): 1. Lionel Dinga
(Guadeloupe); 2. Joseph Dansicare (Martinique); 3.
Jean-Marc Liege (Martinique) & Dave Williams
Men: 1. Livan Martinez (Cuba); 2. Isaac Vila
(Dom Rep); 3. Aaron Wilson (T&T) & Carlos
Men: 1. Andy Pereira (Cuba); 2. Emil Santos
(Dom Rep); 3. Ritchie Palton (French Guyana) &
Aaron Wilson (T&T)
Women: 1. Lisi Castillo (Cuba); 2. Leisi Jimenez
(Cuba) 3. Idalys Lovet (Cuba) & Yueisy Galvan
Members of the T&T senior table-tennis team at the Piarco International Airport prior to their departure for the Senior Caribbean Table-Tennis Championship in
Martinique. Missing is Aleena Edwards.
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