By Franklin Wilson in Suriname
Compliments of Crown Mining Supply and Fazia’s Collection
Despite not being 100% fit, Guyana’s Badminton Captain Narayan Ramdhani led from the front but Guyana narrowly lost 2-3 to Suriname when the Badminton competition served off yesterday at the KNTS Chinese Sporthal, Paramaribo.
It is a straight battle between the home team and Guyana since French Guiana did not field a team. These two nations have through the years been competing against each other with some memorable battles recorded.
Young Ramdhani set the pace for Guyana when he won his singles game against Alrick Toney 21-16, 21-14. According to Coach Gokarn Ramdhani, Narayan was suffering from a neck strain but pulled on all his experience to lead his country’s charge.
Narayan’s younger sibling, Priyanna who still campaigns at the Under-13 level took on the challenge of matching racquets with leading home girl, Rugshaae Ishack who is an experienced Under-19 campaigner. Despite the gap in experience, Priyanna held her own but lost 21-12, 21-12 as Surname drew level at one game apiece.
Not comfortable with the Surinamese leveling things up, Captain Narayan team joined forces with Jonathon Mangra in the Boys Doubles and they brushed the home pair of Kevin Lou and Patrick Vigilandzoon 21-13, 21-12 to restore the advantage.
Next on court was the duo of Ambika Ramraj and Krystal Peters for the Girls Doubles match as they sought to increase the advantage. But the Guyanese did not measure up and were defeated by Shemara Windveld and Santusha Ramzan 12-21, 5-21, Suriname again drawing level at two.
The final match of the day, the Mixed Doubles was the match that would decide who walked away
with top honors for the day. Given the opportunity to lead Guyana to victory were Jonathon Mangra and Priyanna Ramdhani.
They were on course for a win as they won the first set 23-21, defeating Alrick Toney and Rugshaae Ishaak. The Surinamese however rebounded to take the next set 21-15 before wrapping up victory at 21-14 in the deciding set.
The Guyanese will have the opportunity to turn the tables on the host when they face off again to at the same venue from10:00hrs today.
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