27 Sep 2018

The first three days of play at the 2018 Caribbean Senior Championships was dominated by the Dominican Republic; on the fourth day of action, Wednesday 26th September, in the Jamaican capital city of Kingston; Guyana, was the country very much in focus.

Shemar Britton and Chelsea Edghill won the respective Under 21 Men’s Singles and Under 21 Women’s Singles events.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

First place in the initial phase group secured, for Shemar Britton in the latter stages of proceedings hard fought contest were the order of proceedings.

At the quarter-final stage he beat Puerto Rico’s Derek Torres in a full distance contest (9-11, 11-4, 11-4, 7-11, 11-7), prior to overcoming the Dominican Republic’s Abit Tejada (8-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-9) to reserve his place in the final, where another testing encounter was the outcome. In five games he accounted for Tyrese Knight of Barbados (8-11, 11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 11-8).

Hard fought contests for Shemar Britton, in the later rounds, life had been less exacting for Tyrese Knight. At the quarter-final stage he had beaten Trinidad and Tobago’s Arun Roopnarine (8-11, 15-13, 11-7, 11-5), prior to reserving his place in the final courtesy of success in opposition to Derron Douglas, like Arun Roopnarine from Trinidad and Tobago (11-6, 11-8, 11-9).

Success for Shemar Britton, less than one hour later it was success for Chelsea Edghill but in rather different circumstances. In the group phase of proceedings, she was extended the full five games by Trinidad and Tobago’s Brittany Joseph (11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5); first and second placed players in each group advancing to the main draw, the two met again in the final. In the title deciding contest it was somewhat different, Chelsea Edghill emerged successful in three straight games (11-9, 11-6, 12-10).

Earlier, Chelsea Edghill had ended the hopes of the Dominican Republic; at the quarter-final stage she had beaten Dahyana Rojas by the very narrowest of margins (11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 1-11, 11-9), prior rather more comfortably overcoming Yasiris Ortiz (11-7, 13-11, 12-10) to reserve her place in the final.

Somewhat similarly in the opposite half of the draw, Brittany Joseph had ended the hopes of Puerto Rico. In the round of the last eight she beat Alanis Reyes (13-11, 11-4, 11-6), before overcoming Daymar Castro (11-5, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7).

Titles for Guyana; there were also titles for Trinidad and Tobago, as well as for Martinique.

David Mahabir flew the flag for Trinidad and Tobago. He won the Men’s Singles Over 45 Years event beating Dale Rudder of Barbados in the final (4-11, 17-15, 11-3, 11-5). In the counterpart Women’s Singles Over 45 Years competition it was gold for Armelie Pruvost, as she added Martinique to the roll of honour. In a group organised event she remained unbeaten, the crucial win being in opposition to eventual second placed Angela Reid of Barbados (11-6, 11-8, 11-7).

Play concludes in Kingston on Saturday 29th September; the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events follow.

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)

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Results – Men’s Doubles (Tuesday 25th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Results – Women’s Doubles (Tuesday 25th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Results – Mixed Doubles (Tuesday 25th September)

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Under 21 Men’s Singles – Results – First Stage (Wednesday 26th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Under 21 Men’s Singles – Results – Main Draw (Wednesday 26th September)

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Under 21 Women’s Singles – Results – First Stage (Wednesday 26th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Under 21 Women’s Singles – Results – Main Draw (Wednesday 26th September)

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Over 45 Years Men’s Singles – Results – First Stage (Wednesday 26th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Over 45 Years Men’s Singles – Results – Main Draw (Wednesday 26th September)

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Over 45 Years Women’s Singles – Results – Main Event (Wednesday 26th September)

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