Another bronze for Jamaica at CAC
Kwesi Mugisa, Staff Reporter
Jamaica's men's team won a bronze yesterday to move the country's medal tally at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games to four - one sliver and three bronze.
The team narrowly missed out on a spot in the final of the competition following a 2-1 loss to Mexico, at the Racquet Centre.
The Jamaicans, who advanced to the final four after defeating Guyana on Friday, actually held the lead against the Mexicans after Christopher Binnie's straight sets win (11-9, 11-2, 11-8) over Arturo Salazar. Men's singles silver medallist Cesar Salazar, however, soon righted the ship for Mexico with his second win of the tournament over Jamaica's Lewis Walters, having defeated the athlete in the competition's singles semi-finals. Alfredo Avila then finished off the contest for Mexico with a straight set (11-3, 11-1,11-6) win over Bruce Burrowes.
Earlier, the women's team of Alyssa Mullings, Mary Mahfood and Tracey Binnie also had little success, going down 2-1 to El Salvador in the fifth-place play-off.
At the Reino Magico Centre, Jamaica's men's volleyball team went down 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago in the ninth-place playoff, while the women's team lost in straight sets to Barbados in the ninth-place playoff, before defeating Dominica 2-1 to claim 11th place. In rugby action at the High Performance Centre, Jamaica's women lost to champions Colombia 31-0 in their final preliminary-round match, before going on to lose to Mexico 26-0 in a bronze medal matchup.