After two rounds of the men’s singles at the Badminton World Federation CAREBACO Senior International championships Tuesday night, Guyana’s top male player d Narayan Ramdhani was the lone male standing as he marched into the quarterfinal of the event in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Ramdhani defeated Trinidad and Tobago’s Amir Mohabir 21-6, 21-2 to book his round two clash against countryman, Jonathan Mangra who had earlier disposed of Suriname’s Denzel Sweet 21-11, 21-10.
Ramdhani went toe-to-toe with his longtime friend, eventually coming out on top 21-17, 21-11.
Ramdhani will now play the number-one seed in the competition, Robert Mann of Luxembourg, who is ranked 144th in the world.
Darrell Carpenay was the only other Guyanese to make it to round two having defeated Suriname’s Jia Luo in a tight tussle 21-13, 19-21, 21-13 but then lost to Gilmar Jones of Suriname 21-7, 21-6.
Akili Haynes lost to Mitchel Wongsodikromi 21-8, 21-6 and Tyrese Jeffrey went down to Kevin Yao Lin 21-9, 21-11 in the opener.
In the women’s singles, Caribbean Under-19 singles champion, Priyanna Ramdhani defeated rival Imani Mangroe after losing the first set 18-21, 21-7, 21-13 to advance to the quarterfinals.
The 16-year-old partnered with her brother, Narayan to play the mixed doubles where they found early success, beating Jones and Rugshaar Ishaak in another pulsating three-set clash.
The Guyanese duo eventually won 24-22, 11-21, 21-17.