Gleaner men on top in BH ta­ble ten­nis

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT -

IN YOUR NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD

The Gleaner men’s team de­feated Bank of Ja­maica 3-2 in the open­ing round of the Ja­maica Ta­ble Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion Busi­ness House League at the BOJ Au­di­to­rium on Wed­nes­day even­ing.

How­ever, their ladies’ team com­pris­ing Michelle Cur­rey, Carol Denny and Dionne Si­card lost to BOJ’s team of Pru­dence Serju and Rose Ana Moo-Young 3-1, in­clud­ing the dou­bles, as only Denny won her sin­gles match, 3-1 against Moo-Young.

The men, how­ever, clipped their BOJ coun­ter­parts 3-2, with for­mer na­tional player Lud­low Bai­ley set­ting the stage with a 3-0 win over Dex­ter Smith in the first sin­gles match, win­ning 11-6, 11-3, 11-5. He also teamed up with player/coach Selvin ‘Nanko’ Smith to win the dou­bles match in five sets against Al­phanso Mur­ray and Tide Lewis, while Mur­ray de­feated Wayne Lyew 3-0 and Smith blanked Glen­roy Wil­liams 3-0. Lewis beat The Gleaner cap­tain An­drew Wal­ters 3-0 as well. Petro­jam pre­vailed with late goals from Leon Strick­land and Vic­tor Thomp­son.

They will now play St Ann Busi­ness House cham­pi­ons Grand Bahia in the Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons on Oc­to­ber 1 at Bar­bican.

The third stag­ing of the Mayor Ge­orge Lee Foun­da­tion 6K road race is on at the Port­more HEART Acad­emy, race time 7 a.m.

Par­tic­i­pants must be at the venue by the lat­est 6:30 a.m. for pre-race warm-up ac­tiv­i­ties.

Aneita Lee, widow of the late Ge­orge Lee, and the foun­da­tion had this to say: “As we hon­our the first mayor of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Port­more – Ge­orge Lee – on this the third an­niver­sary of his pass­ing, we wish to spe­cially re­mem­ber him as one who cham­pi­oned the cause for the mu­nic­i­pal sta­tus of Port­more and his ded­i­ca­tion to its de­vel­op­ment.”

She added: “The foun­da­tion pledges to con­tinue some of his dreams by as­sist­ing the chil­dren and se­nior cit­i­zens in this vast com­mu­nity which he served faith­fully and well.”

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