Wong comes from behind to take U11 title

Colin Wong

Colin Wong came from two sets to love down to win the boys Under-11 category of the Guyana Table Tennis Assoc-iation National Junior Table Tennis Championships at the National Gymnasium last evening.

Dhanesh Persaud was within grasp of the title in a clean sweep, having won the first two sets 12-10 and 11-3 but threw away the third and fourth games 11-13 and 12-14 while frustration got the better of him in the final set as he went down 7-11.

In the semi-finals, Persaud advanced with a 3-1 win over Malachi Moore winning (11-3, 8-11, 11-1, 11-2) while Wong defeated Alenby DeAbreau in three straight sets (7-11, 3-11, 3-7) to book their spots in the final.

Meanwhile in the Under-13 girls final Jasmine Bilingy defeated Racheal Sanders 3-11, 5-11, 4-11 to take the top honors of the category.

Thuraia Thomas was also among the winners, copping the female Under-13 category with a three set victory over Neveah Clarkston.

Thomas dominated from the onset winning the first set 11-8 before finding her groove, to hammer Clarkston 11-3, 11-2 in the final two sets.

In the boys Under-15 competition, Krystian Sahadeo will face Jonathan Van Lange and Wong will battle Niran Bissu. Isaiah Layne and Kaysan Ninvalle are still await their opponents.

The action continues today from 09:00h with three categories to be decided.

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