Oct 30, 2019 Sports
The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) in collaboration with National Sports Commission (NSC), Ministry of Education (MoE), National Schools’ Novices, Elite Teams and Singles Championships concluded on Sunday last at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), Carifesta Avenue.
Here are the full results for the competition which attracted over 200 participants and over 36 school teams.
Boys’ Elite Team Category – In a replay of last year’s final, Chase Academic Foundation defeated defending champions Bishops’ High School 3-2 in an exciting encounter. Jonathan van Lange of The Bishops’ High defeated Terrence Rausche of Chase Academy by a 3-1 margin (12-10, 13-11, 8-11, and 14-12), Chase’s Jamal Nicholas then leveled the score with a 3-1 win (12-10, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6) against Krystian Sahadeo.
Chase’ duo of Rausche and Nicolas defeated van Lange and Sahadeo 3-2 (10-12, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4) to go on top in the Team Doubles before van Lange edged Nicholas 3-2 to keep Bishops’ in the hunt for the title with scores of (13-11, 9-11, 11-7, 6-11 and 11-9). Rausch, with all to play for, got past Sahadeo 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-8) in the final clash to give Chase Academy the victory.
Boys’ Novices Singles Final – In a draw which included over 50 players, Nareen Persaud of Queen’s College emerged as the champion in a toughly contested battle, defeating Omar Percival of the Islamic School by a 3-2 margin.
En route to victory, he defeated Peter Persaud 3-2 in the semifinals with the final game going way down to the wire 17-15. Omar Percival defeated Adrian Melville of Mae’s School in the other semifinal by a nail biting 3-2 margin, the final game finishing at 12-10.
Boys’ Novices Team Final – The Vreed-en-Hoop team of Andell Austin and Peter Persaud emerged as champions in the final. They thrashed Bartica Secondary ‘A’ team of Rhys Belle and Jaswan Seenarine 3-0.
Earlier in semifinal action, Bartica ‘A’ defied the odds to defeat the top seeded ISA team of Saalih Rahim and Omar Percival, 3-0.
Girls’ Novices Singles Final – Samirah Burrowes defeated twin sister Sufah Burrowes, 3-0 to emerge as the champion. In the semifinals, after group play, Samirah defeated Maria Da Silva of Diamond Secondary while Sufah got past teammate Lisana Ramscindo 3-2 to advance.
Boys’ Elites Singles – The talented Isaiah Layne of St. Stanislaus College emerged as the 2019 champion when he turned back the challenge of Bishops’ High’s, Jonathan Van Lange in a closely contested 3-2 win in the final.
Girls Elite Singles Final – Thuraia Thomas of Marian Academy retained her title when she defeated Crystal Melville of Mae’s School in three straight games in the final. During the semifinal round, Thomas defeated Samara Sukhai 3-0 while Melville got past Jasmine Billingy 3-1.
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