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Caribbean Region TT Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Champs ends today

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 7:08 PMHubert Lawrence

The Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Championships come to a climax today inside Kingston's National Arena. Play starts at 9 a.m. with titles at stake in singles and doubles in Under-11 and 13 categories. 

In a hot Friday afternoon session of singles play, Jamaica's Matthew Fung created a mild upset by edging past Guyanese prospect Colin Wong 3-2 in the Under-11 boys singles. That win put him in the quarterfinals where he fought hard but was eliminated by busy Dominican Republic left-hander Ramon Vila 3-1.

Vila will play teammate Yoel Mendoza in the semi-finals. The title is certain to go to the Dominican Republic as Eduardo Darley faces another teammate Jose Cabral in the other semi. Cabral survived a tough quarter final against Guyana's Jonathan van Lange. 

The Under-11 girls field is led by Jamaica's Liana Campbell, while the Under-13 girls section will be hotly contested. After placing first and second in the Under- 11 category last year, Kerr's teammate Priyanka Khellawah and Jamaica's Kelsey Davidson are among the contenders in the girls' Under-13 singles. The Jamaican defeated Khellawan to spark a gold medal team success for her team on Tuesday but that match ended at 12-10 in the fifth set. Furthermore, Davidson lost to Dileisy Acevado of the Dominican Republic and compatriot Janiel Blake in team competition.
The finals are expected to start at approximately 3 p.m.