Gleaner men on top in BH table tennis
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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.”