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Douglas, Maharaj lead table
tennis juniors to Guyana
Derron Douglas and Shreya Maharaj, the
reigning Caribbean Table Tennis Federation
(CTTF) Pre-Cadet Championship Under-13
Singles champions will lead a strong T&T team
which departs for Georgetown, Guyana today
(Wednesday) on BW 601 departing 6.10am to
contest the Caribbean Cadet and Junior Cham-
pionships from Friday April 14 until April 18.
When the Pre-Cadet Championship was held in King-
ston,Jamaica, last year, Douglas also helped the T&T Un-
der-13 boys to the team title along with the returning
MessiahWalcott while both players also won Boys Doubles
gold, and Douglas the Mixed Doubles title with Maharaj.
This time around both Douglas and Walcott will com-
pete in the Under-15 age-group along with the emerging
Abraham Francis and Uziar Omardeen while Maharaj
who also won Under-13 Girls team and Doubles gold
with Rayanna Boodhan is joined by Shurja Welch on
this year's Under-15 squad.
T&T will also be represented by a very impressive Un-
der-18 Boys quartet of Joshua Maxwell, Luc O'Young,
Jesse Dookie and Benoni Daniel, who were all members
of the team at top regional events last year.
T&T table-tennis contingent
Boys Under-15 squad: Derron Douglas, Messiah Walcott,
Uzair Omardeen, Abraham Francis
Boys Under-18 squad: Joshua Maxwell, Luc O'Young, Jesse
Dookie, Benoni Daniel
Girls Under-15 squad: Shreya Maharaj, Shurja Welch
Technical staff: Dexter Abbott (coach), Dennis La Rose
(coach), Ian Joseph (manager), Petra Douglas (chaperone),
Vinood Maharaj (chaperone)
Dookie catches U-10 title
Jordane Dookie was crowned the winer of
the Girls Singles Under-10 division of the
Catch-sponsored National Junior Tennis Cham-
pionship at the Racket Centre, Tacarigua, yes-
Playing against Jaeda-Lee Daniel-Joseph on court
one yesterday in the final, Dookie quickly secured the
opening set 4-1 and then wasted little time in capturing
the title, when she whipped her counterpart 4-2. Later
Cameron Wong also mounted to winner's row by tak-
ing care of Charlotte Ready in the Girls Under-12 Singles
final 5-3, 4-2.
Meanwhile, Alexander Merry advanced to the final in
the Boys U-10 Singles division by prevailing over Leeum
Cham Pak in three sets 1-4, 4-0, 5-4 in the firdst of two
semi-final matches. He will now face James Hadden for
the title, after the talented Hadden disposed of Kale Dalla
Costa in the other semi-final game 4-1,4-1 on court three.
In the Boys u-12 division four players moved onto the
semi-finals, among them Becham Sylvester who tri-
umphed over Thomas Chung 4-2, 4-2 on court court
two and Saqiv Williams who defeated Luca Denoon 4-1,
4-2 to be among the final four in the tournament in their
division. Also advancing were Jamal Alexis who reigned
supreme over Tim Pasea 4-2,4-1 and Nicholas Ready who
took three sets to get the better of Tyler Hart 1-4, 4-1,4-1.
Jean-Noel goes 5 shots clear of Avery
Jonathan Jean-Noel of Guadeloupe
increased his lead in the boy's 16-17 age
group play when he added another 76,
to stand on 152 at the end of play on
the second day of the Eighth Repub-
lic Bank Caribbean Junior Golf Open
tournament which took place in beau-
tiful conditions out at St Andrews Golf
Course in Moka, Maraval yesterday.
Some 20 foreign juniors are competing
at this year's event seeking top honours
from an overall field of 101 players in the
T&T's Sam Avey is still in second but is
now five shots behind with two-day score
of 157 (78 and 79).
Barbadian Iz Hustler has moved up to
3rd with 163(84 and 79).
In the 16-17 girls defending champion
Serena Mackenzie increased her lead to 16
strokes and will be hard to catch after yes-
terday's rounds shooting an 83 to go with
the 80 she did on day one.
Sarah Ramphal shot the best score in the
division with an 80 which followed her dis-
appointing 99 on Monday.
In the boys 14 to 15 age group pre-tourna-
ment favourite Barbadian Xavier Wiggins
shot his second 77 for a total of 154.
Xzavier leads his fellow Barbadian Oziah
Layne by four strokes (158).
The girl's 14-15 age Yeji Lee improved by
10 strokes to take the lead with scores of
79 yesterday and 89 in her first showing
the day before.
Zoe Correia moved into second place with
a total score of 173, Samantha Juteram is
now in third place on 175.
Chris Richards Jnr leads the 13 & under
age group with scores of 78 and 84, Zico
Correia made up a lot of ground yester-
day and is now second after posting 79 to
go with Monday's 85, to only trail by two
Jamaica's Tristan Brown is a further four
strokes behind after shooting an 81.
The girls 13 and under Barbadian Emily
Odwin shot a score of 81 to take her total to
171. She leads from fellow Barbadian Eryn
Blakely whose total reads 181, while Au-
gustina Rebolledo from the Turks & Caicos
is still in third place with a score of 189.
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