St Joseph’s Convent (SJC) dominated the under-13 and under-15 age groups at last weekend’s Creole Table Tennis Classic.
Ave Maria were the top team in the under-11 group, whilst Andrew Daniels and Sunil Chitolie continued to reign supreme amongst the boys.
Played at the Castries Table Tennis Centre, the tournament saw Mia George of SJC unseating Entrepot Secondary’s Valdine Belrose, winning the U13 final 3-2, the first loss for Belrose in that age group since 2012. Joanna Theodore of SJC was third.
In the U15, defending champion Cherese Darcheville of SJC was beaten in the preliminaries by teammate Petreuse Edward, but Edward in turn was beaten by Thea Leo of Bocage Secondary to create a three-way tie. Darcheville, having won all of her other matches in straight sets, emerged champion over Edward, with Leo third and Abigail Nicholas of SJC fourth.
In the U13 boys, Sunil Chitole of the International School beat Joshua Bolland of Castries Comprehensive in straight sets in the semifinals, then defeated Bolland’s teammate, Denzel Debeauville, also in straight sets. Bolland beat Coel Doctrove of Entrepot Secondary 3-2 in the third-place playoff.
Junior table tennis player of the year Andrew Daniels of St Mary’s College continued his unbeaten streak in the U15 boys, winning his third title in that age group for the year. With U13 champion Chitolie also entered in the U15, a rematch of the 2013 inter-school final was on the cards, and so it panned out, Daniels beating Chitolie 3-2. Daniels and Chitolie also met for the U18 crown, with Daniels winning once again.
Ave Maria took the two top spots in the girls U11. Zoya Jn. Marie beat teammate Zarianne Anthony 3-1 in the final. Lenore Adjoudha of Camille Henry Memorial placed third.
Tapion’s Jordon Hunte competed unbeaten and without dropping a set to become U11 boys champion. Jelanie Dusauzay and Mc Kenny Clarke from Camille Henry Memorial School placed second and third, respectively.
A number of these rivalries will be renewed in coming weeks as the next major event for table tennis will be the Inter Schools Championships.