A four-man team from Saint Lucia competed at the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships in Martinique earlier this month.
Under the auspices of the Saint Lucia National Table Tennis Association, the team placed sixth out of 12 participating territories.
In the preliminaries, Saint Lucia enjoyed victories against Curacao 3-0 and Martinique 3-1, but lost to Dominican Republic 3-0, Trinidad and Tobago 3-1, and Barbados 3-0.
In the men’s doubles event both Saint Lucia pairs – Adrian Albert / Chris Wells and Omarie Ferdinand / Celestin Samuel – lost in the second round. Albert / Wells lost to Alex Tertulien and Ritchie Palton of Cayenne 3-2, Ferdinand / Celestin to TTO pair, Chris Humphreys and Yuraj Mahabir.
In singles action Chris Wells made the round of 32 after beating Baggio Grant (St Kitts and Nevis) 3-0 and Jean-Marc Liege (Martinique) 3-1.
In the round of 32, Wells beat Elie Decozaque of Martinique 3-1. In the fourth round, he had a huge victory over the Dominican Republic’s Isaac Vila, 3-2.
Wells became the first player ever from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ever to advance to the quarterfinals of Caribbean Championships.
There, though, he lost a close one to Aaron Wilson of Trinidad and Tobago, 3-1.
Cuba’s athletes were the eventual winners of the Team, Men’s Doubles and Men’s Singles events.