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TENNIS: Yvonne Foster getting ready for action at CAC Games in Mexico

Published:Monday | November 17, 2014 | 3:29 PM
Yvonne Foster - File

Jamaica's top female tennis player Yvonne Foster is now getting ready to begin her singles campaign at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

Foster will start against Gremlis Arvelo of Venezuela in Group 4 of the women's singles competition.

Then at 6 p.m. Foster will meet Lineth Vila of the Dominican Republic.

Five other Jamaican table tennis players will also start their singles campaigns today.

Dadrian Lewis will take the table in less than 15 minutes against Andrea Estrada of Guatemala.

Michael Hyatt will be the first Jamaican men in action on the day.

Hyatt will start against Cuban Yohan Mora in Group 8 of men's singles action.

That match is scheduled to begin in less than 45 minutes.

Other Jamaicans down to compete in table tennis are Kane Watson, Shenique Clare and Simon Tomlinson.

Meanwhile, Jamaica's lone representative in Fencing, Donovan Deans is now competing in Pool 2 of the men's individual sabre.

Jamaica’s National Under-20 football team has now arrived in Mexico.

The young Reggae Boyz are drawn in Group A alongside host Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras.

Group B consists of Costa Rica, Haiti, Venezuela and Cuba.

The young Reggae Boys will open their campaign against El Salvador tomorrow.

The Jamaicans will next play Honduras on Thursday and then meet host nation Mexico on Saturday in their final group game.

A contingent of 135 athletes and 48 officials are representing Jamaica in Mexico.

Hockey, with 32 athletes – 16 women and 16 men – and six officials is the largest of the teams.

Football has a squad of 20 members and four officials, while basketball traveled with 24 players, 12 men and 12 women along with six officials.

Track and field has submitted a small squad of 17 athletes and four officials.

Jamaica will also participate in Badminton, Cycling, Women’s Rugby, Squash,  Taekwondo, Triathlon, Tennis and Beach Volleyball.


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