CAC GAMES: Britton, Lowe, Edghill among Guyanese to vie for medal

Guyana has landed several places in the main draw of both the male and female category of the table tennis component in the ongoing Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Colombia after several players excelled.

In the men’s category, Shemar Britton, Christopher Franklin and Nigel Bryan all qualified after finishing second respectively in their groups while Joel Alleyne was only Guyanese male to miss out on qualifying for the main draw.

Britton, playing out of two, defeated Jose Urbina of Honduras 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 but lost to Brain Afanador of Puerto Rico 6-11, 10-11, 9-11 in that exchange.

Franklin, meanwhile, playing in group three, was defeated by Cuban Andy Pereira 6-10, 10-11, 9-11 before working his way pass Oscar Villalta of El Salvador 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 to earn his place in the main draw.

Bryant, on the other hand, defeated Oliver Mendonca of El Salvador 11-5, 11-10, 7-11, 12-11 and lost to Emil Santos of the Dominican Republic 11-9, 2-11, 3-11, 7-11 in his group four encounters as Alleyen lost both of his matches on the day to Miguel Lara of Mexico 8-11, 8-11, 7-11 and 8-11, 8-11, 9-11 to Jorge Campos of Cuba to end his singles campaign.

The women’s category saw Trenace Lowe and Chelsea Edghill advancing while Natalie Cummings and Priscilla Greaves missed out.

Lowe dominated and topped her group with wins over Daniely Rios of Puerto Rico and Jazel Griffith of Barbados 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 and 11-1, 11-1, 11-1 while Edghill who finished second, defeated Linda Partap of Trinidad and Tobago 11-10, 10-11, 11-5, 11-5 but lost to Mabelyn Enriquez of Guatemala 11-8, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8.

Greaves in her encounter surrendered 9-11, 5-11, 5-11 to Gremlis Arvelo of Venezuela and 6-11, 2-11, 4-11 to Melanie Diaz of Puerto Rico while Cummings lost her two matches to Hidalynn Zapata of Guatemala 9-11, 5-11, 11-8, 10-11 and 6-11, 3-11, 4-11 t0 Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico.