By Franklin Wilson in Suriname
Compliments of Crown Mining Supply
and Fazia’s Collection
Guyana’s Table Tennis players, 12-year old Selanas Jackman, Priscilla Greaves, Kyle Edghill
and Elishaba Johnson all 15-year-old players ensured the lads from the Land of Many Waters continue their dominance of the sport at the Inter Guiana Games level when they both won gold medals yesterday.
Playing at the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall, the young Guyanese brushed aside the host nation’s A and B teams as well as French Guiana. The B Team is used as a development team so the point against them does not count in the overall tally. Guyana won all its matches (singles and doubles) by respective 3-0 margins.
Following are the results of yesterday’s matches:
Priscilla Greaves defeated Zoue Hooghart (Suriname) 12-10, 15-13, 11-3
Selenas Jackman beat Noemi Pawiroredjo (Suriname) 12-10, 11-7, 11-9
Jackman and Greaves brushed aside Hooghart and Pawiroredjo 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
Second round – versus Suriname B, Guyana won 3-0
Versus French Guiana, Guyana won 3-0 (gold medal game)
Jackman defeated Maria Fatal 11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6
Greaves trounced Diana Fatal 11-5, 11-3, 11-5
In the Doubles match, Jackman and Greaves brushed aside the Fatal sisters 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6.
Guyana defeated Suriname A 3-0
Johnson got past Adesh Jawahir 11-2, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8
Kyle Edghill beat Jared Soogea 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-4
Versus Suriname B, Guyana won 3-0
Against French Guiana Guyana prevailed 3-0
Johnson defeated Dominique Banai 12-10, 11-6, 13-11
Edghill got the better of Jean-Christophe Cognat in a five set thriller 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 4-11, 11-8.
Edghill and Johnson returned as a unit to brush aside Banai and Cognat 11-9, 11-9, 11-8.
The Coaching Staff as a collective, Melissa Dow-Richardson, Xenophon Goliah and Linden Johnson said they were very happy with the performance of this young and talented team.
The staff noted that the Surinamese are leaving no stones unturned to get past Guyana and have engaged the services of a Dutch Coach for their team who would be working with them for the next six months. They also stated that they have seen a marked improvement in the Surinamese game in the past 12 months or so.
Meanwhile, the female volleyball team lost to French Guiana three sets to one last evening winning the second set of the game.
And the Chess team won against French Guiana but lost to Suriname, they will play the Surinamese B team today.
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