Shanecia Delpesche (left) with her coach- Leighton Adams
March 4, 2022
Delpesche overturns Cumberbatch in Females TT tourney

Shanecia Delpesche emerged as the winner of the all females Table Tennis tournament which took place last Saturday at the NDP Headquarters.

Delpesche , of the Leighton Adams Table Tennis Club beat number one seed, Leah Cumberbatch, 12/10, 11/5, 1/5, to win three-luv in the final. Cumberbatch is a member of the Sean Stanley Table Tennis Academy.

Before meeting Cumberbatch in the title decider Delpesche, a student of the Troumaca Ontario Secondary School, saw off Casique Quow in straight sets,11/5, 11/1, 11/7 in the semi-finals. Showing her dominance, Delpesche in the group stage defeated Jessica Mc Carter 3 games to 1( 9/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/9) and stopped Briel Stapleton, three-luv, winning 11/2, 11/5, 11/4 .

Meanwhile, Cumberbatch beat Therese Simmons 11/0, 11/1, 11/4 and had an 11/1, 11/2, 11/3 triumph over Quow in group stage play of the preliminaries.

Cumberbatch, in the semifinals, had a hard fought 3-2 win over Mc Carter. The ding- dong tussle saw Cumberbatch eventually winning 12/10, 9/11, 11/2, 6/11, 11/7.

The St Vincent and the Table Tennis Association (SVGTTA) said that it plans to stage the tournament annually.