Guyana Under – 11 boys capture bronze 

— Other teams fail to medal  

Guyana’s boys’ Under – 11 table tennis unit, captured the nation’s lone medal – bronze –  in the team’s event of the ongoing Caribbean Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet championships currently being played in the Dominican Republic.

 Guyana defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 after Colin Wong downed Bruce Dillon 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 while Dhanesh Persaud got past John Gabriel 10-12, 11-7, 11-4, and 11-9 to send Guyana up 2-0. 

 Malachi Moore, however, went down to Sekel Mc Intosh 8-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11 before Wong defeated Gabriel 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 to hand Guyana the 3-1 win. 

 Their second and final round robin match, though, saw then going down to Jamaica 1-3.

 That result left four teams on three points with Guyana winning the tiebreak and finishing third behind the host and Jamaica respectively. 

 The under – 13 boys, however, for which a lot was riding on, failed to advance from their group. 

 After defeating the host’s B team 3-2, they went down against Trinidad 1-3 and Puerto Rico by the same margin. 

 The encounter against the Twin Island Republic saw Kaysan Ninvalle defeating Jamaali Mauge 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 to take a consolation win while Jonathan Van Lange lost to Jalen Kerr 14-16, 1-11, 5-11. 

 The other two games saw Krystian Sahadeo surrendering to Nicholas O’Young 8-11, 12-10, 9-11, 9-11 and  Ninvalle in the second match of the round, stopped by Kerr 10-12, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 6-11. 

 Guyana in the Puerto Rico encounter suffered defeat by a similar score line with Ninvalle once again winning Guyana’s lone match. 

He defeated John Marrero 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 12-10. Van Lange however lost against Giovanni Centeno 9-11, 13-11, 7-11, 11-5, 4-11 and  Sahadeo was defeated by Jose Nieves 5-11, 6-11, 3-11 while Ninvalle and Centeno scrapped it out in a five-set match with went the latter’s way 9-11, 11-7, 13-15, 11-9, 9-11. 

Meanwhile, the girls Under – 13 team finished fifth after their round-robin encounters. They were defeated by Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica 1-3, respectively while Puerto Rico got past then 0-3. 

The Under – 11 girls team finished sixth after going down to Trinidad 2-3, Puerto Rico 1-3, and the Dominican Republic 1-3.

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