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Francis And Charles Strike Gold At Caribbean Under-13 Table Tennis Championships

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Leshon Francis and Shatal Charles pulled out all the stops to win the gold medal in the Under-13 Mixed Doubles at the recently concluded Caribbean Under-11 and Under-13 Table Tennis Championships held in the Dominican Republic.

In last year’s event, Francis and Charles lost at the Quarterfinals stage. However, in this year’s Quarterfinals, they beat Elizabel Croes and Fan Yui of Aruba 11-3, 11-4, 11-3.

In the Semifinals, they beat Dominican Republic’s Dihanneris Cabrera and Jhoian Montas 13-11, 11 – 8, 11 – 2, and in the Finals another Dominican Republic pair Ivan Vila and Edwanny De La Cruz 11-4, 11-6, 12-10.

Shatal Charles, last year’s U-13 Girls Singles Champion, bowed out at the semifinals, losing to Edwanny de La Cruz of the Dominican Republic who became the eventual winner of the competition 6-11, 11-13, 7-11.

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Leshon Francis, playing for the first time in the U-13 Singles, lost at the Quarterfinal stage to Andy Maqueira of Cuba in a thrilling match 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 7-11.

The Saint Lucia National Table Tennis Association wishes to thank the Saint Lucia National Lotteries Authority for its support of our young athletes.

SOURCE: Saint Lucia National Table Tennis Association 

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