November 7, 2014
King aims at another tennis crown

Imani King is St Vincent and the Grenadines’ top Under-18 male tennis player, but he is seeking to add the national schools’ table tennis championship to his list as well.{{more}}

King, a student of the Dr JP Eustace Memorial Secondary School, will take aim at the St Vincent Grammar School’s Andre Mitchell, this Friday from 2:30 p.m. at the West St George Secondary School.

In reaching the finals, King beat Julian Farrell, 11/3, 11/9 and did away with Chrislon Fraser, 11/6, 5/11, 13/11. But King faces the more experienced Mitchell, who downed Tahj Williams, 11/8 11/8 and outlasted Kadeem De Shong 11/5, 5/11, 12/10.

Mitchell had copped the Beverly Warren Trophy in May, after he was adjudged the Most Outstanding Player in that tournament.

Also in the limelight for Friday’s grand finale will be the Girls Singles, which will be contested between Mililone Edwards and Rodika Webb. Edwards outdid Aliyah John 7/11,11/7, 11/4, to set up the meeting with Webb, who conquered Jennique John 8/11, 11/7, 13/11.

Sharing the afternoon’s proceedings is the team finals.

Before the last two finalists are decided, the semifinals are set to be contested between the St Vincent Grammar School Team One and the Dr JP Eustace Memorial, while St Vincent Grammar School Team Two opposes West St George Secondary.

Following the hosting of the three finals, there will be a short closing ceremony, which should hear brief remarks from the Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture Cecil McKie, officials from Ministry of Education, as well as members of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association.

A presentation of prizes and trophies won during the tournament is also set as part of the closing ceremony.(RT)