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St.Joseph’s Convent dominated both the under 13 and under 15 age group in the Creole Table Tennis Classic which was held over the weekend at the Castries Table Tennis Centre. In the under 13 category Mia George of St. Josephs Convent  competed with confidence in the finals against Valdine Belrose from the Entrepot Secondary School to win 3 sets to 2 in a tightly contested match. This was the first defeat for Valdine in this age group category in two years. Joanna Theodore from St. Joseph’s Convent placed third.

The under 15 girls category was well fought as the top four places saw three students from St.Joseph’s Convent and one student from the Bocage Secondary.  Defending Champion Cherese Darcheville from St. Joseph’s Convent suffered an early loss to school mate Petreuse Edward then bounced back to dominate her other opponents in straight sets. Thea Leo from the Bocage Secondary School  then pulled an upset by stopping Petreuse causing an almost 3 way tie. Which forced the tournament director to tally games won over games lost. The final results were Cherese Darcheville and Petreuse Edward from St. Joseph’s Convent placing first and second respectively whilst Thea Leo ( Bocage Secondary)placed third. Abigail Nicholas from the St. Joseph’s Convent placed fourth.

The under 13 boys was quite exciting from the preliminary rounds. The first semi final match  saw Joshua Bolland from the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School  losing to Sunil Chitole from the International School in straight. The second semi-final match witnessed Denzel Debeauville from the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School narrowly winning against Coel Doctrove of the Entrepot Secondary School 3 sets to 2 to book his place in the finals. The third place playoff saw Joshua edging out Coel 3 sets to 2. Sunil Chitole the no. 1 seed then showed his dominance by winning in straight sets against Denzel in the finals.
Junior table tennis player of the year Andrew Daniels from the St. Mary’s College continued his unbeaten streak in the under 15 category by winning his third under 15 title for 2014. After the preliminary matches the three unbeaten players were Andrew, Mario St. Cyr from St.Mary’s College and Sunil Chitole from the International School. A round robin format was played among the top three which saw Sunil defeating Mario 3 sets to 2 in a tightly contested match. Andrew then defeated Mario 3 sets to 1 forcing Mario to settle for third place. The final was a repeat of the Inter Schools finals between Sunil and Andrew. In the end Andrew edged out Sunil 3 sets to 2 to become the Under 15 Creole Classic Table Tennis Champion .

Ave Maria clinches both first and second place in the girls under 11 category in the Creole Table Tennis Classic. Zoya Jn.Marie a student from the Ave Maria  Girls Primary won over school mate Zarianne Anthony 3 sets to 1 in the finals. Lenore Adjoudha from the Camille Henry Memorial School placed third.

Tapion student Jordon Hunte competed unbeaten as he overcame all his opponents in straight sets to become the under 11 Creole Classic Champion. Jelanie Dusauzay  and Mc Kenny Clarke from the Camille Henry Memorial School placed second and third respectfully.

Andrew Daniels a Samarian continues to play with good form as he dominated in the under 18 category defeating all of his opponents in straight sets. Sunil Chitole from the International School was forced to settle for the silver whilst Mario St.Cyr from St. Mary’s took the bronze medal.

The next major event is the upcoming Inter Schools Table Tennis Championships.
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