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Guzman, Seepaul sparkle in Santo Domingo
T&T’s Solange Guzman continued her good form of late, teaming up with countryman Anil Seepaul to win their first round Mixed Doubles match, in what was the only bright spark for T&T at the Badminton Santo Domingo Open in Dominican Republic, yesterday.
Guzman won the bronze medal at the Pan American Championships in Dominican Republic which concluded on Sunday, with a shock win over the number-four ranked Vibieca Beronica in the quarterfinal.
Yesterday, Guzman and Seepaul breezed past Cesar Gonzalez and Anny Matos in front their home crowd, 21-7, 21-13. The T&T pair of Roger Moore and Virginia Chariandy was not so lucky in their Mixed Doubles match, losing 21-18, 21-9 to Alberto Raposo and Yamile Gonzalez of Dominican Republic.
Earlier, Chariandy also lost in straight sets to Dominican Republic’s Daymelin Pereira 21-17, 21-17 in the Women’s Singles. Seepaul was on the losing end in the morning session with his partner Moore in the Men’s Doubles, succumbing 21-15, 21-16 to the home pair of William Cabrera and Freddy Lopez.
After press time yesterday, Seepaul was scheduled to play in the Men’s Singles, while Seepaul and Guzman was carded to play in round two of the Mixed Doubles.
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