Silver for TT badminton teams
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH Monday, August 11 2014
TRINIDAD AND Tobago’s senior and junior badminton outfits bagged silver in their respective Team Events on Saturday when competition continued in the 2014 Caribbean Regional Badminton Championships in Kingston, Jamaica. In both divisional finals, TT went up against hosts Jamaica and were beaten to silver 3-0 in each match-up.
The local contingent has now shifted focus to the Individual category of this year’s competition which serves off today.
TT will be vying for precious regional metal in Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 and the Open division. After opening their 2014 CAREBACO account with two silver medals in the Team Events, the red, white and black will be hoping to increase their tally in the Individuals.
Jada Renales is seeded at the top of the Under-17 Girls Singles while Naim Mohammed is ranked second best in the Under-19 Boys Singles.
Additionally, multiple national champion Solangel Guzman is the Women Singles’ top seed while she and compatriot, Nekeisha Blake, are number two ranked in the Women’s Doubles.
Anil Seepaul and Kerwyn Pantin are TT’s final seeds in the CAREBACO draw, third and fourth respectively in the Men’s Singles.
(involving TT players):
U-11: Travis Sinanan vs Avyai Kini (Barbados).
U-13: Vance Juteram vs Shawn Clarke (Jamaica); Alkalif Blake vs Marlon Hines (Jamaica); Stephon Butcher vs Tristan Martin (Jamaica).
U-15: Michael Constantine vs Rhys Reid (Jamaica); Zane Juman vs Dane Sinclair (Jamaica); Ihsaan Furlonge vs Mark Anthony Salmon (Jamaica); Ananda Ramsingh vs Rashmi Ragbear (Jamaica).
U-17: Jerome Charles vs Shane Wilson (Jamaica); Renaldo Sinanan vs Dejon Wright (Jamaica); Joshua Smith vs Justion Talyor (Jamaica); Brittney Mohammed vs Anna Morrison (Jamaica); Ralitsa Wong vs Esther Reynolds (Jamaica).
U-19: Kristi Reno-Singh vs Christina Petri (Jamaica); Will Lee vs D Andre Thorpe (Barbados); Sheraz Nabbie vs Kenneth Anglin (Jamaica).
Open: Avril Plaza-Marcelle vs Geordine Henry (Jamaica); Nekeisha Blake vs Tamisha Williams (Barbados); Jade Joseph vs Christine Leyow-Mayne (Jamaica); Alistair Espinoza vs Anthony Mcnee.