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Priyanka Khellawan of Petrotrin and
Lamani Clarke of the University of T&T
(UTT) both had to come-from-behind to
secure the Women and Men B Division titles
in the T&T Table Tennis Association Clas-
sified Tournament, at the Central Regional
Indoor Sports Arena, when the two-day
tournament served off on Saturday.
Khellawan captured the Women s B Divi-
sion crown with a come-from-behind tri-
umph over PowerGen s Artienea Gregoire
9-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5.
Khellawan, the winner of the C title last
year started the day by beating lone Group
Two opponent, Shaneka Johnson 11-7, 11-
9, 11-4 while Gregoire also faced one oppo-
nent, Naomi Garraway 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-
8 in Group Three, and in Group One,
Brittany Lee overwhelmed Jamilia Alexander
11-8, 11-5, 11-8, and Arlene Joseph 11-5, 13-
Gregoire was also taken to four sets in
her quarterfinal before beating Johnson 11-
9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 and Alexander bounced
back to dump Garraway, in four sets as well,
10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8.
However in the semifinals, while Gregoire
was able to silence Lee 11-5, 11-8, 11-4,
Alexander could not get past the impressive
Khellawan who prevailed 11-5, 11-7, 12-10.
Clarke had to dig even deeper than
Khellawan as he found himself trailing 0-
2 in sets to Carenage Blasters Mathew
Mootra before he recovered to take the next
three sets, 11-8, 11-6, 17-15 in a pulsating
contest that had the spectators at the edge
of their seats.
Having won his round-robin Group Two
series, both by 3-2 margins, Clarke then
brushed aside Rakim Cabralis 11-6, 11-3,
The 200 metres dash at the Fastrack Last
Chance meet on Saturday turned into catch
Lalonde Gordon and none of the other 23
The T&T sprinter running for Zenith Velocity
AC clocked 20.76 seconds to win the event at
the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten
Island, New York.
Mikel Thomas of Altis scorched the field in
the men s 60m hurdles in 7.69. He got into
the final after topping the third heat in 7.79 to
qualify with the second fastest time.
CPTC New Balance s Andre Marcano lined
up in the 60m and placed seventh in 6.83, .02
seconds slower than his qualifying time of 6.81.
On Friday in the penultimate European Ath-
letics Indoor Permit Meeting of the year in
Madrid, Michelle-Lee Ahye sped to a 60m vic-
tory in 7.19.
Gordon in a flash
at Staten Island
11-3 in the round-of-16 and followed up with a hard
fought win over Nikoli B Alexis 3-11, 13-11, 11-9, 13-
11 in the quarterfinals, and 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 against
Michael Mc Comie, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5.
Mootra played unbeaten in Group One by winning
both his matches 2-0 and then battled past Jalen
Kerr 3-2 in the round-of-16 followed by an 11-3, 7-
11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8 defeat of Doodnath Persad in
the quarters, and 11-8, 11-9, 2-11, 12-10 over Jesse
Dookie in their semis clash.
Mc Comie defeated Clinton Cardinal 9-11, 11-3,
14-12, 11-6 and Dookie outclassed David Gopaul, 11-
9, 11-8, 11-8 in the two other last-eight clashes.
PowerGen s Uzair Omardeen smashed his way to
the Men s C Division title with a straight sets win
over Solo Crusaders 11-8, 11-2, 11-7.
This after Omardeen played his way to a 3-0 record
in round-robin Group Six play with three straights
sets win followed by a come-from-behind win over
Javier King, 3-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 in their quar-
terfinal, and an 11-8, 13-11, 12-10 win against Har-
rinarine Moonesar in their semifinal.
Yesterday, the A-2 and A-1 Open as well as the
Women s A Division were contested.
Rouse was also impressive in topping Group Four
with a 3-0 mark as well, followed by his 11-9, 11-
8, 11-7 triumph over Mani Bhimull in their last-eight
clash, and Nicholas O Young 11-6, 12-10, 8-11, 7-
11, 11-7 in the last-four.
O Young reached the semis after winning Group
14 with a 3-0 record and beating Jamali Mauge 13-
11, 11-7, 11-7 in the last-eight while Moonesar topped
Group Five and then eased past Shahjahan Khan,
11-3, 11-9, 11-9.
And in the Women s C Division decider, Sydney
Ramtahal of Petrotrin took top honours with an 11-
7, 11-9, 9-11, 12-10 defeat of Nyla Bissessar
Earlier on Ramtahal topped her three-player Group
One round-robin series with wins over Imani
Edwards-Taylor 11-1, 11-4 and Shenkah Stephens 11-
5, 11-7 while Bissessar won Group Three via victories
over Shanika Colette 11-8, 11-8; Treasure Haynes 11-
6, 11-5 and Natasha Sterling 11-7, 11-5.
And in Group Two, Bernice Sharpe outplayed
Rebeka Sterling 11-6, 11-9 and Brianna Solomon 11-
9, 11-8 for a 2-0 record.
Ramtahal and Sharpe were handed a bye in the
quarterfinals, while in the two matches contested
Solomon defeated Sterling (N) 11-7, 12-10, 11-9 and
Bissessar overcame Edwards-Taylor 11-3, 11-4, 11-
6. In the semifinals, Ramtahal stopped Solomon 11-
6, 12-10, 11-6, and Bissessar ousted Sharpe 11-3, 11-
4, 11-6. The tournament concluded with the A-1
and A-2 Open as well as the Women s A Division
Khellawan, Clarke take Classified 'B' titles
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