T&T girls in doubles ‘Pan Am’ | Local sports


The “younger” girls from TRINIDAD and Tobago were edged out in the first round of the doubles when the Pan American Under-11 and Under-13 Table Tennis Championships continued yesterday in Ecuador.

After being knocked out in the Under-13 singles the day before, Chloe Fraser and Jordan Thong were edged 13-11, 10-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-2 by a pair of Brazilians in their battle for a place in the quarter-finals.

Thong was due to return to the table in the night session to team up with Jonathan Cottoy in the first round of mixed doubles. All three T&T players lost four games on Thursday night to fail to advance to the singles knockout matches.

After losing her first round robin game of five games during the day session, 2019 National Under-11 and 13-Year-Old Champion Fraser was whipped 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 in her second and final Group 5 match by Arianna Estrella of the Dominican Republic.

Thong, who won the opener in her first Group 9 match, was outscored 11-1, 11-2, 11-4 by Brazil’s Gabrielle Princerto. Cottoy played both games on the night and was beaten 11-2, 11-3, 11-1 by Brazilian Kenzo Kato and 11-0, 11-4, 11-3 by American Stanley Hsu in the squad. 4.

Fraser and Thong had beaten the Puerto Rican duo 3-0 in the team event on Tuesday, but they lost 3-1 to Ecuador and 3-2 to Peru the day before and failed to reach the knockout phase. The tournament concludes tomorrow with the singles, doubles and mixed doubles finals.

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