Fresh off their Commonwealth Games experience, Guyana’s Shemar Britton and Priscilla Greaves captured the boys and girls’ 21 years-and-under titles at the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) senior national championships at the National Gymnasium yesterday.
Brittion was impressive in the battle of the southpaws as he defeated Kyle Edgill 11-6, 11-7, 11-6.
En route to the title Britton downed Kaysan Ninavlle, 11-2, 11-6 and 11-3 while Edghill got the better of Yeudistir Persaud 11-7, 13-11 and 11-8.
Persaud upset Elishaba Johnson in the quarterfinals while Ninvalle took out Miguel Wong.
Greaves dominated the round robin final easing her way past Neveah Clarkston, Thuraia Thomas, Nkechi McRae and Sana Jacques to remain unbeaten.
Eleven-year-old Jonathan Van Lange captured the “C” Class Open title, defeating his Titans Table Tennis Club mate, Colin Wong in straight sets 11-7, 11-9, 11-9.
Van Lange in his semi-final match defeated Chad Outar 11-6, 11-4 & 12-10 while the unassuming Wong defeated Krystian Sahadeo 11-7, 11-6 & 11-4.
The competition will heat up today with the “B” Class and the senior Open men’s and women’s singles.
The men’s singles competition has been boosted with the return of overseas-based Matthew Khan, who along with the defending champion Christopher Franklin, Nigel Bryan and Britton are favourites for the title.