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Table Tennis hitting sweet spot in schools again

Table Tennis hitting sweet spot in schools again

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After close to a decade of let serves and double bounces, the sport of table tennis is back in competition in the secondary schools.

The retrieval process began last Friday afternoon at the West St George Secondary School, with three matches being contested.{{more}}

Tasting victory was the St Vincent Grammar School Team One, which defeated Bishop’s College, three games to nil.

Securing the Grammar School’s blanking were Andre Mitchell, who beat Kesean Phillips – 11/7, 11/3, with Saeed Bowman taking out Emmanuel Mc Caskie, 11/3, 11/2 and Mikael Hazelwood outlasting Noah Joseph, 11/3, 11/2.

Like their Team One, the St Vincent Grammar School Team Two also inflicted a blanking of the Bishop’s College, as Jumar Pope beat Mc Caskie 11/5, 11/4; Jonathan Cruickshank laced Phillips, 11/2, 11/1; and Christopher Harris beat Joseph 11/2, 11/3.

Host school, the West St George Secondary, outdid Dr JP Eustace Memorial Secondary 3 games to 1.

Compiling West St George’s triumph were Lawrence Bascombe, who saw off Tahj Williams 11/9, 11/7, and Imani King 11/6, 11/8, while Julian Farrell stopped Imani King 11/7, 11/4.

Kezz Small beat Wayne Bacchus 11/5, 11/6, to earn JP Eustace Memorial a consolation game.

Matches will continue this Friday, with the St Vincent Grammar School Team Two, taking on West St George; the St Vincent Grammar School Team One facing Dr JP Eustace Memorial and West St George battling Bishop’s College. In female play, the Girls’ High School and West St George battle on the green table.

Serve off time is 2:30 pm. (RT)

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