by Ian Marshall, Editor
Safely through to the main draw without conceding a single individual match; they continued that policy at both the semi-final and final stages.
In the penultimate round they accounted for the Puerto Rican trio comprising Daymar Castro, Alanis Reyes and Alondra Rodriguez, before securing the title at the final expense of Guyana’s Natalie Cummings, Chelsea Edghill and Trenace Lowe.
Notably it was the second occasion in the tournament when the Dominican Republic and Guyana had clashed.
In the group stage they had met the previous day when the player to pose the questions for the champions elect was Chelsea Edghill; in the second match of the fixture she had extended Eva Brito the full five games distance (7-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5).
One day later in the final the name to cause the problems was Natalie Cummings. After Yasiris Ortiz had beaten Chelsea Edghill in four games (11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 13-11) and Eva Brito had accounted for Trenace Lowe buy a similar margin (8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5), Esmerlyn Castro was extended the full five games distance by Natalie Cummings (6-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8).
Earlier in the corresponding semi-final, Natalie Cummings, Chelsea Edghill and Trenace Lowe had recorded a three-nil win in opposition to the Trinidad and Tobago outfit comprising Aleena Edwards, Brittany Jospeh and Catherine Spicer.
Gold for the Dominican Republic, secured in a most imposing manner; silver for Guyana, bronze for Puerto Rico alongside Trinidad and Tobago.
Meanwhile, Barbados represented by Krystle Harvey, Janae Lewis and Anthonette Riley finished in fifth place followed by the Jamaican outfit of Kelsey Davidson, Dadrian Lewis and Solesha Young. Martinique represented by Mevena Avrila, Emilie Kichenama and Armelie Pruvost concluded matters in seventh position.
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Results and Final Positions – Men’s Team (Monday 24th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Results and Final Positions – Women’s Team (Monday 24th September)