National U13 player Nkechi McRae on Monday last captured the girls Open title in the 2018 East Bank Children’s Cup table tennis competition played at Jugo Place, Grove, East Bank of Demerara.
McRae, who represented Guyana at this year’s Caribbean Junior Table Tennis Championship in the Dominican Republic, worked her way through the group stages and then defeated Tatyana Mohamed in straight sets 11-5, 11-7 to lift the title.
Meanwhile, the boys U 15 title went to Curtis McRae who defeated Zewdi Francoise in the final 11-9, 11-6.
Christopher Barrow captured the boys U13 title by downing Francoise two sets to one. Barrow took the first set 11-7 before Francoise struck back to claim the second 11-7 to tie the match at one set apiece. Barrow, however, dominated the final set 11-7 to claim the crown.
The boys U11 category saw Joshua Persaud going down to Rayfield Hillman 1-2 after capturing the first set. Persaud after taking the first set 11-6, dropped the next two 8-11 and 12-14.
The tournament was organized by overseas-based Guyanese and former veteran’s player Michael Clarke. Clarke, to ensure the smooth flow of the tournament, provided balls, nets, blades, and rubbers to the East Bank Committee.
His contribution went in tandem with the efforts of the national U21 player Priscilla Greaves who donated the trophies.