Edghill stumbles at Latin American Championships
Guyana’s leading female junior table tennis player, Chelsea Edghill was unfortunate to not end up in the Round-of-16 at the Latin American Cadet and Junior Table Tennis Championships in Mexico when she secured the lowest aggregate in her group.
Edghill defeated Mexican, Maria Espinosa but lost to Brazilian, Tathiane Pimentel with Espinosa beating Pimentel. Hence, the three players, Edghill, Espinosa and Pimentel ended up in a three-way tie with a win/loss ratio deciding the qualifiers for the Round-of-16.
Pimental was the number one seeded player in the group. Only two players from the group went through to the Round-of-16. “According to my calculation, she (Edghill) should be second, so I am appealing right now,” Edghill’s Coach, Idi Lewis, who is in Mexico said briefly yesterday.
Players from Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Honduras, Guatemala and Puerto Rico competed in the event.
Edghill also qualified for the Latin American Cup based on her silver medal performance at the Caribbean Junior and Cadets Championships. She would be participating in the Latin Cup and an ITTF junior circuit event involving players from all over the world.