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Joseph captures 4 Solo junior titles
Former national women’s champion Brittany Joseph was the star performer at this year’s Solo National Junior Championships when she bagged four titles as the tournament ended at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena, Tacarigua, yesterday.
The winner of the Under-21 girls singles, mixed doubles with Arun Roopnarine and girls’ doubles with Ambika Sitram on Saturday, Joseph, the 2012 national women’s champion topped a seven player round-robin series with a 6-0 record to add the Under-18 girls crown to her coffers.
Her casualties yesterday included Gyshan Latchman Nalini Boodoo, Monique Cooper, Anjana Valsalan, Jevuane Stewart and Danielle Dick.
The trio of Latchman, Boodoo and Cooper all ended with 4-2 records, however Latchman took second based on better points won ration among the trio ahead of Boodoo and Cooper. Stewart was fifth with 2-4 mark followed by Valsalan (1-5) and winless Dick.
Roopnarine was the next best player on show as he took home three titles in all, capped by his 11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6 triumph over fellow national youth player and main rival Aaron Wilson in the Under-18 boys decider.
In the semifinals, Roopnarine swept past Amresh Mungal 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 while Wilson stopped Mungal’s brother, Sarvesh 11-6, 11-8, 11-8.
On Saturday, Roopnarine defeated Sarvesh Mungal in the Under-21 singles final to keep hold of his crown, however he was denied a fourth title when he and doubles partner Varoun Sitram was upended by the Mungals.
Senior national women’s team starlet, Jasher De Gannes added the Under-13 singles to her cupboard via her 11-9, 11-3, 11-4 defeat of Shurja Welch.
Earlier on De Gannes stopped Ackayla Lucas 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 and Welch overcame Shanekah Johnson, 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 13-11 in their semifinals.
She then returned with Johnson to beat Lucas and Shurja Welch in the Under-15 girls doubles title-match, 6-11, 13-11, 11-2, 6-11, 11-9 for her third title and was still in with a chance of a fourth in the mixed doubles with Shaquille Mitchell.
On Saturday, the 11-year-old De Gannes, a member of the national women’s team which won gold at the just concluded 55th Caribbean Regional Table-Tennis Championship in St Lucia, stopped national youth team compatriot Latchman 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 in their Under-15 girls finale.
In the semifinals, De Gannes who also who women’s doubles silver with France-based Rheann Chung at the premier Caribbean tournament humbled Boodoo 13-11, 11-7, 11-6 and Latchman rallied to beat Dick 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9.
Joshua Maxwell was also crowned Under-13 boys single champion yesterday after he battled past Brandon Beharry, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6.
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