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Wilson, Joseph lift A-1 Classified t-tennis crowns
Former two-time Caribbean Junior Singles champion, Aaron Wilson emerged as the champion of the National Classified Table Tennis Championship Men’s A-1 Division hosted by the T&T Table Tennis Association with a straight sets win over Curtis Humphrey on Sunday.
Following a long gruelling day of matches, Wilson of Carenage Blasters made light work of last year’s winner, WASA’s Humphreys 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 in the final at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua to take home $2,000.
This after Wilson topped his three-player round-robin group series involving WASA’s Ancil Russell and PowerGen’s Amresh Mungal before he got a round-of-32 bye followed by wins over Anson Lowkie 11-7, 11-5, 11-8; inform Yuvraaj Dookram 9-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 12-10 and surprised semi-finalist Kenneth Parmanand11-4, 11-7, 11-6.
Humphreys, meanwhile, navigated his round-robin series involving D’Abadie Youths Everton Sorzano and Gladiators Andrew Alexander.
He also was the recipient of a round-of-32 bye and then proceeded to beat Anson Wellington 11-6, 11-6, 11-13, 11-5; his younger brother Alaric Humphreys 11-3, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8, and Arun Roopnarine 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6 in his final-four clash.
WASA’s Brittany Joseph captured the Women’s A Division with a relatively easy 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 beating of PowerGen’s Catherine Spicer.
Joseph had earlier dispatched Ambika Sitram 3-0, and Chelsea Fong 3-1, both her club-mates in the quarter-final and semi-final rounds respectively, while Spicer ousted Queen’s Park Cricket Club’s Merle Bagoo 3-nil, and Arima Hawks’ Linda Partap-Boodhan 3-1.
Fong upstaged 12-time national champion University of T&T’s Aleena Edwards 3-2 and Partap-Boodhan overcame Shreya Maharaj of Blasters 3-zip in the two other quarter-finals.
Blaster’s Jesse Dookie was also in winners as he took home the A-2 Open Division courtesy a 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-6 defeat of Riad Abasali of Himalaya Tough Guys.
Also on Sunday, WASA’s Jahred Corbin and Gail Rajack of Warrenville were winners in the Men’s B and Women’s C categories respectively.
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