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T&T players shine at Carebaco
Top ranked Leon Cassie was among a host of T&T players to reach the semi-final round of competition when matches in their respective age-groups in the Junior Caribbean Badminton Championship continued at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua yesterday.
However, Cassie did not have things all his way as he had to rally from a set down to defeat Guyana’s Tyrese Jeffery 18-21, 21-16, 21-15 in their quarterfinal.
In the Under-11 Boys Singles, T&T’s Nadav Singh ousted top ranked Jamaican Jelanie Nelson 21-14, 18-21, 21-11 to complete an all-T&T semifinal line-up with Aditya Maharaj while Andrew Babwah, also of T&T meets Barbadian, Nathan King.
In the Under-13 Boys, T&T’s Travis Sinanan reached the last four while in the Under-15s, three T&T players in Zion St Rose, Reece Marcano,and Justin Samaroo along with top ranked Barbadian Dominick Scantlebury are in the semifinals.
Among the girls, only Amara Joachim (under-13), Cathline Ramroop (Under-15) and Sandhya Cassie (Under-17) qualified to the last-four of their divisions.
Up to press time T&T also had two teams qualified to the Mixed Doubles Under-15 semifinals while a combined six teams were yet to complete their Under-17 and Under-19 quarterfinals, five in the Under-17s and two in the older age-group.
Friday quarterfinal results
Zion St Rose (T&T) bt Donovan David (T&T) 21-10,21-18;
Reece Marcano (T&T) bt Je Marc Tagallie (T&T) 21-10, 21-3;
Justin Samaroo (T&T) bt Reval Jaggessar (T&T) 21-10, 16-21, 21-17;
Dominick Scantlebury (B’dos) bt Jason Chen (Sur) 21-12, 21-12;
Leon Cassie (T&T) bt Tyreses Jeffery (Guy) 18-21, 21-16 21-15;
Shomari Smith (B’dos) bt Jair Naipal (Sur) 19-21, 21-15, 21-18;
Daniel Acosta (Dom Rep) bt Vance Juteram (T&T) 21-17, 21-16;
Mikhael Williams (Jam) bt Josef Gonzales (T&T) 21-12, 21-15
CesarBrito (Dom Rep) bt Kodie King (B’dos) 21-12, 21-7;
Shane Wilson (Jam) bt Renaldo Sinanan (T&T) 21-18, 21-12;
Joel Angus (Jam) bt Shae Martin (B’dos) 21-16, 8-21, 21-13;
Gavin Robbinson (B’dos) bt Nathaniel Khillawan (T&T) 21-18, 11-21, 21-12.
Imani Mangroe (Sur) bt Shezelle Mc Tyson (Jam) 21-19, 21-13;
Sandhya Cassie (T&T) bt Eban Sandy (T&T) 21-10, 21-8;
Chaista Soemodipoero (Sur) bt Emily Thomas (B’dos) 21-11, 21-4;
Priyanna Ramdhani (Guy) bt Chequeda De Boulet (T&T) 21-15, 21-8.
Bermary Polanco (Dom Rep) bt Alana Bailey (Jam) 21-11, 21-16;
Shemara Lindveld (Sur) bt Krystle Clarke (B’dos) 21-11, 21-10;
Nairobi Jimenez (Dom Rep) bt Amanda Haywood (B’dos) 21-10; 21-17;
Yudith Almonte (Dom Rep) bt Cheyanna Burnett Griffith (B’dos) 21-4 21-9.