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Chung gets Latin ping-pong singles bronze
France-based Rheann Chung had to settle for the bronze medal in the women singles of International Table-Tennis Federation (ITTF) Latin American Championships which continued in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on yesterday.
This after the 29-year-old Chung, a five-time Caribbean singles champion was stopped in the semifinal by Brazilian Ligia Silvia in her semifinal, 4-11, 6-11, 8-11, 9-11.
On Saturday, Chung who won her round-robin three player group with a 2-0 record outlasted Ecuador’s Daniela Camino in her round-of-32 meeting, 7-11, 11-3, 7-11, 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 followed by an 11-6, 7-11, 11-3, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9 triumph over Puerto Rican Adriana Diaz in the last-16 and 11-5, 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5 over Dominican Republic's Eva Britto in the quarterfinals.
Chung's step-father, 46-year-old St Louis, also a five-time regional champion had a bye into the knockout stage as one of the top eight ranked players in the draw and then defeated Chile’s Juan Lamadrid in his round-of-32 match, 11-5, 6-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7.
He then defeated Fermin Tenti of Argentina 13-11,11-6, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7 in the last-16 before losing to Mexico's Marcos Madrid 13-11, 6-11, 4-11, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11 in the quarters.
On Friday night, T&T’s 15-year-old Aaron Wilson was ousted at the last-16 stage of the Men’s Under-21 singles after losing in straight sets to Tenti, 7-11, 3-11, 6-11.
When the tournament served off in the round-of-32, Wilson defeated Isaac Vila of Dominican Republic, 11-5, 13-11, 11-4.
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