Guyana’s Miguel Wong and Nickolus Romain failed in their bid to qualify for the main draw of the 2018 Pan-American junior table tennis championships which was contested in the Dominican Republic after ending third and fourth in their groups respectively.
Wong, who played in group seven defeated Hi Ram Morillo of the Dominican Republic 11-9, 11-5, 11 – 9 but failed to get past Rodrigo Hi Dalgo of Peru in a match he lost 6-11, 3-11, 5-11.
The 17 – year old Titans Table Tennis Club player was also defeated by Nicholas Tio of the USA, 6-11, 6-11, 5-11.
Both Morillo and Tio were the ones to advance from that group.
Romain, on the other hand, playing out of group 11, dropped all three of his encounters.
He surrendered 7-11, 8-11, 8-11 to Daniel Araya of Costa Rica while his match against Francisco Matias of Peru ended 2-11, 3-11, 2-11.
The Malteenoes Table Tennis Club player lost his final encounter 6-11, 7-11, 7-11 to homeboy Abit Tejada 6-11, 7-11, 7-11 to complete his complement of matches as Araya and Matias advanced.
The 17-year old duo was staking a claim to life the junior Pan-American Cup and a place in the upcoming World Junior Championships to be staged later in the year in the Australian city of Bendigo.