|TT athletes rally to CAREBACO semis |
Nickolai Madray NYLO Intern Saturday, August 12 2017
Trinidad and Tobagoís contingent representing at the 2017 Caribbean Regional Badminton Competition (CAREBACO) continued their stellar performances thus far in the tournament, booking their spots in the semi-finals .
CAREBACO is currently taking place at the National Racquet Centre (NRC) in Tacarigua and the host nation is making the most of home court advantage.
Leading the way yet again was Nadav Singh in the Boys Singles Under 11 (BS U-11) category.
Singh emerged victorious over Jamaican Jelanie Nelson in their match after three sets, winning first set 21-14, losing out in the second 18-21 and responding strong in the third 21-11. Aditya Maharaj defeated countryman Hassan Khan 21-12, 21-8 strolling to the semi-finals where he will face Singh.
TT will also have another representative in the BS U-11 second semi-final as Andrew Babwah booked his spot, getting past Jorie McBean of Jamaica.
Babwah took three sets to overcome his rival, winning the first set 13-21, losing the second 21-14 and rallying to a 21-16 victory in the final set.
He will face Nathan Singh after the Bajan pulled off an upset over TT ís Jace Smith 21-10, 21- 19 to block an all-local semifinal in the category.
A similar tale took place in the BS U-15 category where TT will have three athletes battling for a place in the final during the semis.
Reece Marcano defeated counterpart Je Marc Tagallie 21-10, 21-3 and will face Justin Samaroo, who got the better of Reval Jaggessar after three sets 21-10, 12-21, 21-17 in the quarter- final.
TT will be represented in the second semi-final of the category by Zion St. Rose after he overcame local athlete Donovan David in their quarter-final match up 21-10, 21-18. He will be battle Dominick Scanterberry of Barbados.
In the Girls Doubles U-13 category, TT girls will clash in the first semi-final. Janiah Boodoosingh and Sonja Cassie will battle Amara Joachim and Danae Mootoosingh in what is anticipated to be a thrilling contest.
The Mixed Doubles U-15 category features TT ís pair of Zion St. Rose and Kyra James facing Surinamese rivals Kevin Karg and Erisa Blue in the semis.
Reece Marcano and his partner Cathline Ramroop will square off against Jason Chen and Chole Poeketie, also of Suriname, as the TT athletes will be vying for an all-local final in the Mix Doubles U-15. Action continues throughout the weekend at the NRC from 9 am till 6 pm daily.