Titchfield retain ISSA Under-19 TT title

March 14, 2018
Tarique Thompson from Titchfield High in action during the ISSA All Island Under-19 Table Tennis finals against Kingston College at the Excelsior High School Auditorium yesterday.
ISSA All-island Under-19 girls table tennis champions Ardenne High School pose with their trophies shortly after they defeated Titchfield High yesterday at Excelsior High School. From left: Walter Campbell (coach) Dadrian Lewis, Ariana Demetrius, Kelice Sinclair and Sandra Rettie (coach).

Samuel Lamont, Titchfield High school's coach, said superior tactics made the difference as the rural champions defeated urban area kingpins Kingston College (KC) 3-1 to retain the ISSA boys Under-19 table tennis title at Excelsior High yesterday.

Lamont said KC had no answer for their preparation and strategy.

"We have a silent assassin, Tarique Thompson, and we sent him out first, as we knew we could take KC out. They (KC) have a very good team, but we were better prepared," he said

Thompson defeated the experienced Dennis Daniels 3-2 in the opening contest, before Tyreak Thompson got the better of Kevin Daley 3-0 to give Titchfield a 2-0 lead. KC's Ricardo Hayles then beat Kimoy McEwan 3-0 to bring the score to 2-1. But Malique Rose stopped Romaine Kelly 3-1 to seal the title for Titchfield.

Meanwhile, Ardenne retained the girls Under-19 crown with a 3-1 win over Titchfield. Campion College also retained the boys Under-16 title with a similar 3-1 win over Glenmuir, while St Jago are the new girls Under-16 champions, after they beat Westwood 3-0.

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