Brit­ton, Greaves, Van Lange cap­ture ti­tles at GTTA Na­tional c/ships

Stabroek News Sunday - - SUNDAY SPORT -

Fresh off their Com­mon­wealth Games ex­pe­ri­ence, Guyana’s She­mar Brit­ton and Priscilla Greaves cap­tured the boys and girls’ 21 years-and-un­der ti­tles at the Guyana Ta­ble Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion (GTTA) se­nior na­tional cham­pi­onships at the Na­tional Gym­na­sium yes­ter­day.

Brit­tion was im­pres­sive in the bat­tle of the south­paws as he de­feated Kyle Edg­ill 11-6, 11-7, 11-6.

En route to the ti­tle Brit­ton downed Kaysan Ni­navlle, 11-2, 11-6 and 11-3 while Edghill got the bet­ter of Yeud­i­s­tir Per­saud 11-7, 13-11 and 11-8.

Per­saud up­set Elishaba John­son in the quar­ter­fi­nals while Nin­valle took out Miguel Wong.

Greaves dom­i­nated the round robin fi­nal eas­ing her way past Ne­veah Clark­ston, Thu­raia Thomas, Nkechi McRae and Sana Jacques to re­main un­beaten.

Eleven-year-old Jonathan Van Lange cap­tured the “C” Class Open ti­tle, de­feat­ing his Ti­tans Ta­ble Ten­nis Club mate, Colin Wong in straight sets 117, 11-9, 11-9.

Van Lange in his semi-fi­nal match de­feated Chad Ou­tar 116, 11-4 & 12-10 while the unas­sum­ing Wong de­feated Krys­tian Sa­hadeo 11-7, 11-6 & 11-4.

The com­pe­ti­tion will heat up to­day with the “B” Class and the se­nior Open men’s and women’s sin­gles.

The men’s sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion has been boosted with the re­turn of overseas-based Matthew Khan, who along with the de­fend­ing cham­pion Christo­pher Franklin, Nigel Bryan and Brit­ton are favourites for the ti­tle.

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