Robinson outstanding as El Instituto de Mandevilla dominate champs
Mandeville-based El Instituto de Mandevilla outclassed Kingston team Allman Town, 71-35, to win the 2016 Nestle Healthy Kids Primary/Prep Schools Badminton Championships on Sunday.
The newly crowned primary/prep school champions achieved an impressive feat with four finals to go. They also had finalists in all the Under-11 events.
El Instituto's standout player, Matthew Robinson, took the gold medal in the Under-11 boys singles, defeating Toshiro Jones of St Hugh's Prep 21-7.
Robinson teamed up with Carlissia Wilkins to defeat Nathan Lindo and Carleeta Wilkins, 21-6, to take his second gold for his school.
Meanwhile, Jones and Russell Bryan of St Hugh's Preparatory clipped El Instituto's Nathan Lindo and Jorie McBean, 22-20, in the Under-11 boys' doubles.
Also in the boys' doubles, Robinson won his third gold medal, as he teamed up with Keyon'Dre McBean to defeat Belair's Dossel Sinclair and Ande Stewart 21-12.
It was excitement galore when AundrÈ Brown of Liguanea Prep faced off against Andre Stewart of Belair Prep, which saw Stewart fighting hard to take gold in a very close battle, winning 27-25.
Sisters Carleeta and Carlissia Wilkins easily defeated Jade Ranger and Brittany Bell of Manchester-based Mandeville Primary and Junior High, 21-10, in the Under-11 girls doubles.
Other outstanding performers included Rihanna Rust of St Richard's Primary, who had a runaway victory over Shinelle Thomas of Mount Moriah, 21-4; and Carleeta Wilkins from El Instituto, 21-6, in the Under-13 and Under-11 girls singles, respectively.
Belair Prep took the Under-13 girls doubles, courtesy of Aliyaa Dunkley and Anaiayah Fullerton, who defeated Hazard Primary's Aliyah Bennett and Fabrese Woolery 23-21.
In the Under-13 mixed doubles, Damion Wright and Aliyah Bennett of Hazard Primary totally outclassed Jamie Duhaney and Shinelle Thomas of Mount Moriah Primary 21-3.