Thursday, April 18, 2024

Farley advances to knockout

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TREVOR FARLEY qualified for the knockout phase of the men’s singles when the Central American and Caribbean Table Tennis Championships continued in San German, Puerto Rico yesterday.Farley defeated Andres NG Hau of Panama, in a match played yesterday morning, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5.  It was the second straight victory for Farley who ended the previous evening on a winning note having taken out Hector Gatica of Guatemala in an intense five-game thriller.Farley dropped the first game at eight but came storming back to win the second 11-2.  A narrow 9-11 loss in the third left Farley trailing for the second time in the set but he recovered to win the next two games 11-5, 11-6.Anderson Carrington and Mark Dowell both stayed in contention for places in the knockout round after impressive victories in the morning matches.  Carrington recovered from two games down to beat Guyanese Paul David 3-2. Competing in group seven, Carrington lost the first two games at six. He responded by winning the next two at eight before closing out the contest by whipping Paul 11-4 in the fifth.Dowell had a less dramatic but equally important triumph over Jedaih Pierre, beating the St Lucian in straight games 11-8, 11-7, 11-5.The most impressive showing among the females has so far come from Sherice Felix who toppled Lucia Marte of the Dominican Republic 3-2.

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