Devante Matthews inks TT Cadet title
DEVANTE MATTHEWS beat Lamont Gregg 5-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-3, to win the first Cadet Assessment Male Table Tennis Tournament that took place last Saturday, May 21, at the J.F Mitchell Auditorium of the New Democratic Paarty (NDP) headquarters on Murray’s Road.
Before meeting Gregg in the final, Matthews overcame Kris Ollivierre in the semifinals, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10, as the two slogged it out in a fivesetter.
In the quarter finals, Devante Matthews got past Garson Samuel 11-6, 11-6.
Meanwhile, Gregg ousted Kimoni Shoy 11-3, 11-5 in the quarter final, and beat Joshua Simmons 5-11, 11-6,11-3, 11-7 .
The others who contested the tournament were Devonte Matthews, Zayden Cyrus, Zayon Samuel, Raj Rodriquez, Noel Abbott and Radrif Glasgow.
From the Cadet tournament, a training squad will be selected as the St Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association (SVGTTA) plans to send a representative team to a regional tournament set for Guyana this August.
In Table Tennis, Cadets are players who are 15 years and under.