Having defeated 3rd-seeded Mexican Mariana Ugalde in the quarter-final round, Guzman disposed of Licelott Sanchez of the Dominican Republic (DR) 21-14, 21- 13 to advance to the gold medal match. In the other semi-final, Sanchez’s team-mate Daigenis Saturria, the 2nd seed, stopped Plaza- Marcelle, 21-10, 21- 6. However, Saturria proved no match for Guzman in the final, as the TT player won in two straight games, 21- 9, 21-11 to be crowned Caribbean Women’s Singles champion.
Meanwhile, Castanada and Marcelle, having advanced to the Women’s Doubles final by a “no match” decision over their Barbadian opponents, found the DR pair of Sanchez and Daigenes Mercedes Saturria too hot to handle.
They were beaten 21- 10, 21-13 and finished runners-up.
The host nation also won gold in the Mixed Doubles, top seeds Nelson Javier and Saturria beating Jamaicans Gareth Henry and Katherine Wynter 21-17, 21-19.
However, the Men’s Doubles final was an all-Jamaican affair, with Henry and Dayvon Reid needing three games to defeat Dennis Coke and Anthony McNee, 21- 16, 20-22, 21-18. Henry also won the Men’s Singles; the Jamaican made short thrift of the DR’s William Cabrera, 21-8, 21-6 to finish with two titles.