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Clean Sweep for Saint Lucia Jr. Tennis Players in Martinique

Saint Lucia tennis players played unbeaten to emerge victorious at the Union Nationale du Sport Scolaire Caribbean School Games held at the Louis Achilles Stadium in Martinique.

Team 758 Champion Jr. Tennis Players
Team 758 Champion Jr. Tennis Players

Team 758 six-member junior table tennis team and Chaperone / Coach Zarianne Anthony can speak proudly of their achievements – as they outdid the other competitors that included the Commonwealth of Dominica, and host Martinique.

The Saint Lucia team line-up included; Leshon Francis, and Vernon Salvator (Under 16 boys). Shatal Charles and Sapphire Popo (Under 16 girls) and Manie Eleuthere and Dawitt Nurse (Under 18 boys).

In the Under 16 boy’s category, Leshon Francis student-athlete of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS) dominated his age group with six wins, and zero losses to win gold. His teammate Vernon Salvator also from CCSS, took home the silver medal with five wins and one loss.

Junior table tennis Player for the Year, and defending Caribbean Under-13 Girls champion Shatal Charles continue her good run-on form. A student-athlete of Patricia D. James Secondary School, she came in first place with six wins and zero losses, sweeping out her opponents along the way.

Her teammate Sapphire Popo a student of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS) was able to secure the second silverware with five wins and one loss.

In the boys Under 18 division, both Manie Eleuthere student-athlete of Ciceron Secondary School, and Dawitt Nurse student-athlete, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) fought hard to get to the finals. Dawitt, however, was defeated by his compatriot and came in second with four wins one loss, while Manie was named the Under 18 boys champion with five wins, zero loss.

The six-member team and chaperone / coach were due back home, on Thursday.

The trip to Martinique was made possible through the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports.

Next on the Table Tennis calendar for these Junior Players is the – Caribbean championship in Curacao, to be held from July 10 to 15.