Guyana’s male TT team tops group to advance to semis

—-female secures semifinal berth as well

Guyana’s male and female table tennis contingent who are currently participating in the 60th edition of the Caribbean Table Tennis Federation (CTTF) Senior Championship, in Jamaica, began their quest for gold with convincing wins to waltz their way into the semifinals, yesterday.

It was the male contingent, however, who captured headlines by topping their group to send a stern message to the field.

The quartet – Shemar Britton, Nigel Bryan, Christopher Franklin and Joel Alleyne – served their way past Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe both by a 3-0 margin.

They endured a tougher exchange against second-place Trinidad and Tobago for which they won 3-2.

The women’s team, on the other hand, which comprises Chelsea Edghill, Natalie Cummings, Trenace Lowe and Jody Ann Blake defeated Martinique and Jamaica 3-0, respectively but lost to powerhouse Dominican Republic 0-3 to finish second in group two. They Will now face Puerto Rico in the semis while the Dominican Republic will come up against Trinidad and Tobago.

Meanwhile, the annual General Assembly of the CRTTF will be held on Tuesday, September 25th in Jamaica. The incumbent, Teddy Matthews, a Guyanese who heads the St Lucian Federation, may seek re-election and face opposition from President of the Guyana Table Tennis Association, Godfrey Munroe.

Additionally, the hotly anticipated singles event along with the under – 21 duels will commence a day after the staging of the Annual Assembly. (Stabroek News)