29 Sep 2018

On the second day of action the two countries contested the final of the Women’s Team event at the 2018 Caribbean Senior Championships in the Jamaican capital city of Kingston; the Dominican Republic overcame Guyana by three matches to nil. Now for the former there is a chance to repeat the success, for the latter an opportunity for revenge.

Following the completion of the early rounds of the Women’s Singles event of Friday 28th September, they clash in both semi-finals; Eva Brito meets Chelsea Edghill, Yasiris Ortiz confronts Trenace Lowe.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Unbeaten throughout the Women’s Team event, guiding the Dominican Republic to gold, Eva Brito, the top seed and Yasiris Ortiz, the no.2 seed, imposed their will on proceedings as they progressed to the penultimate round; a competition in which play was best of five games in the group stage and early rounds as opposed to from the quarter-finals onwards, best of seven games

Eva Brito accounted for Puerto Rico’s Alanis Reyes (11-6, 11-3, 11-4) in her opening contest, before recording a similarly impressive success in opposition to Jody-Ann Blake, like Chelsea Edghill and Trenace Lowe from Guyana (11-3, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5). An imposing win over Jody-Ann Blake who was a player in form; she was the one surprise name to finish the first phase as a group winner. Notably she overcame Kenady King of Barbados, the no.8 seed (11-7, 11-7, 11-4) to secure the top spot.

Charity minimal from Eva Brito, it was the same from Yasiris Ortiz. She beat Trinidad and Tobago’s Chelsea Fong (11-3, 11-9, 11-6) and Natalie Cummings, also from Guyana and the no.7 seed (11-9, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9) to reserve her semi-final place.

The Dominican Republic duo imperious, it was the same from the Guyana pairing. Trenace Lowe, the no.4 seed, ended the hopes of Trinidad and Tobago. She ousted Aleena Edwards (11-7, 11-7, 11-5) prior to prevailing against Catherine Spicer (11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7).

Meanwhile, Chelsea Edghill, the no.5 seed, seized the opportunity presented by withdrawal of the Dominican Republic’s Esmerlyn Castro, the no.3 seed. Prior to the event starting, she had been forced to withdraw through injury. Chelsea Edghill overcame Dahyana Rojas, the no.10 seed and also from the Dominican Republic (11-5, 11-9, 14-12), before ending the hopes of Puerto Rico’s Daymar Castro (11-5, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6).

Play in Kingston concludes on Saturday 29th September.

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)

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Men’s Singles – Results – First Stage (Friday 28th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Men’s Singles – Results – Main Draw (Friday 28th September)

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Women’s Singles – Results – First Stage (Friday 28th September)
2018 Caribbean Senior Championships: Women’s Singles – Results – Main Draw (Friday 28th September)

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2018 Caribbean Senior Championships Eva Brito Yasiris Ortiz. Chelsea Edghill Trenace Lowe