Pan Am qualifiers: Guyana out of medal contention in singles 

Taylor Fernandes

After putting up a notable showing in round one of the ongoing Pan American qualifiers in the Cayman Islands by walking away with three wins, Guyana endured a winless second day and are now out of the singles medal contention. 

 Nyron Joseph, who advanced to round two by defeating Jamaican Bruce Burrowes, went down to Timothy Brownell of the United States 4-11, 1-11, 2-11. 

 Guyana’s strongest emerging prospect Taylor Fernandes, though she lost, took a set off Giselle Delgado of Chile, losing 1-3. Fernandes, after taking the first set 12-10, surrendered the next three 2-11, 6-11 and 3-11.

Ashley Khalil

 Ashley Khalil, the other Guyanese to advance to the second round, went down to  Antonela Falcione of Argentina in a hard-fought contest 9-11, 12- 14, 11-13. 

Guyana’s female number-one seed Mary Fung-A-Fat was on Sunday evening defeated by Camila Grasso also of Argentina in a five-set duel 12 – 10, 3-11, 11-9, 13-15, 11-13 after being two sets up in her round one match.  The Guyanese contingent will not turn their attention to the doubles and mixed doubles categories which begin today before turning their attention to the team events which is most important since their placing there will determine whether Guyana will be represented at next year’s Pan American Games in Peru. 

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