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‘Suki’ clinches victory for team

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RONALD “SUKI” KING helped the Suzuki Sukis to a dramatic 4-3 win over the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in Division 2 table tennis action at the Table Tennis Centre, Nursery Drive, on Tuesday night.The world draughts champion was in dominant form with his table tennis racquet as he beat Wendell Corbin and Shamari Bullen in a match in which Suzuki Sukis twice came from behind before pulling off a nail-biting win.Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic put BDF ahead by beating Peter Riley 3-1.Tough battle  Peter’s daughter, Anthonette, orchestrated the response with a 3-0 win over Bullen, and then King won a tough battle with Corbin 11-3, 7-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-2. Bostic and Bullen took out King and Anthonette Riley in the doubles and when Bostic overcame Anthonette Riley 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, BDF went ahead 3-2.The senior Riley then downed Corbin in straight games to set up the decider between Bullen and King. King rose to the challenge, beating Bullen 11-3, 11-3, 12-10. (PH)Results of other matchesFast Loopers beat Barbados Union of Teachers 4-0.(Loopers mentioned first)Mario Haynes beat Theodore Gill 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6.Shaquille Branch beat Hugh Simmons 11-6, 12-10, 11-9.Nicole Alleyne won by default.Branch and Haynes beat Gill and Simmons 13-11, 11-5, 11-9.Raiders beat Scouters 4-1.(Raiders mentioned first)Reverend Ronald Trotman beat Ricardo John 11-6, 11-7, 11-6.Rawle Husbands lost to Rashad King 6-11, 9-11, 11-7, 7-11.Gregory Prosper beat Tryvonne Powlett 11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6.Prosper and Trotman beat Gibson and King 11-8, 11-5, 12-10.Trotman beat King 11-8, 11-7, 11-8.Sports & Games Spinners beat Barbados Light & power 4-0.(Spinners mentioned first)Julia Morris beat Ramario McClean 11-8, 11-4, 11-6.Wilmont Goddard won by default.Richard Evans beat Lisa Collymore 11-7, 11-7, 11-6.Morris and Goddard beat McClean and Collymore 11-3, 11-7, 11-6.Rising Sun defeated Reddy Kilowatt by default.

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