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).
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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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