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Six T&T players reach Carebaco finals in Tacarigua

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Top ranked Boys Under-17 Leon Cassie was among six T&T players to reach the finals round of their respective age-groups yesterday, in the Junior Caribbean Badminton Championship the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua.

In his semi-final, Cassie overcame Barbadian Shomari Smith 21-8, 21-11 and will face Daiel Acotsa of Dominican Republic who stopped Jamaican Mikael Williams 21-15, 21-12.

The other local players to book places in singles final were Nadav Singh (Boys Under-11), top ranked Amara Urquhart and T’Shelle Barnes in the Girls Under-11; Travis Sinanan (Boys Under-13) and Reece Marcano (Boys Under-15)

T&T also enjoyed a productive day in doubles competition with both Under-11 finals set to feature an all-T&T battle.

The Under-13 Boys will also be an all-local affair, while the host country will be represented in the Under-13 Girls and Under-15 Boys Doubles deciders as well, along with the Mixed Doubles Under-11 gold medal match.

The tournament enters day four today.