Moore, Billingy capture Banks Malta U9 TT titles

Malachi Moore in deep concentration on his way to his second title in as many weeks (Royston Alkins photo)

Malachi Moore and Jasmine Billingy served their way to the boys and girls’ under nine titles in the inaugural Banks Malta Supreme table tennis tournament at the Queen’s College Auditorium, yesterday.

Moore, who last Sunday captured the National Sports Commission Mashramini U9 title, once again dominated his peers and won all nine round robin matches.

Remarkably, he only dropped one set in the process to finish with 18 points. 

Jasmine Billingy won eight matches en route to her girls U9 title triumph. (Royston Alkins Photo)

Chase Outar, with five wins, ended on 12 points for second while Jonathan Cox and Zamani Johnson finished joint third.

On the girls’ side, Billingy’s eight triumphs from her nine matches saw her winning that category as she ended on 16 points. Akira Watson’s 13 points, which came courtesy of six wins, earned her the second position.

Quanna Torrington and Samara Sukhai, the only player to win a set against Moore on the day, finished joint third.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Van–Lange and Dhanesh Persaud will meet up in today’s boys U13 final after both men earned easy semifinals wins.

Van–Lange defeated Colin Wong 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 while Persaud made light work of Christopher Barrow 11 -5, 11-8, 11-2 to set up an exciting final.

The girls U13 final will be decided between the winners of the Thuraia Thomas/Tatyana Mohammed and Roseanna Sanders/Nkechi McRae semifinal matches.

The tournament concludes today with the commencement and finals of the of the U15, U11 and doubles categories. The tournament is organised by Titans Table Tennis Club.

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