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Carrington, Matthews take tennis titles

Carrington, Matthews take tennis titles

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Joseph “Jose” Carrington and Tiskuan Matthews are the 2004 National Table Tennis Singles Champions.
Carrington surfaced to the top spot after successfully negotiating an intense round robin phase. En route to the final he met veteran Elliot ‘Licky’ Charles in the semi-final. {{more}}The 37 year-old Carrington disposed his opponent 11-3, 11-5, 11-4, 2-11, 11-7
In the title decider ,Carrington after going under to David ‘Skies’ Llewelyn 8-11, in the first set, surged back, winning 11-7, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8. Carrington’s triumph turned back the hands of time, repeating a feat that he last accomplished in 1986.
Llewelyn, a former national champion, got to the final stage,when he beat Kerry Pierre 11-8, 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, before going under to Carrington.
The female segment of the championship saw Tiskuan Matthews emerging as the winner.
Matthews won the final 3-2, over Unica Velox. The champion won 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8.
The three-day championship was held at the Bethel High School from Monday, June 21-23.
A ten member training squad was selected following the championship.
The squad includes, Carrington, Llewelyn, Charles, Pierre, Edison James, Carlton Daniel, Deighton King, Matthews, Velox, and Natasha Shortte.
Table tennis players will now look forward to the Jim Maloney Memorial competition, set for later this month.

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