L.W. Young Junior High School was buzzing on Saturday as the Bahamas Table Tennis Federation held its spring tournament and crowned four champions.
The adult division needed five sets to crown a champion as Sandeep Gali and Arnold Jones battled for that title. In the end, it was Gali who emerged with a comeback victory to win that division.
Gali won the first set 11-8 before Jones tied it up at a set apiece, winning the second set, 11-9. Jones took the third set to take a 2-1 lead in the match. Gali was too much for Jones in the fourth set as he stayed alive, winning 11-5, to set up a decisive fifth set. That fifth and final set was a close one but, in the end, it was Gali who won, 11-9, to take home the open division title.
Godfrey Springer was third in that division.
In the 18-and-under division, it was a battle between two C.V. Bethel Senior High School players – Tyreck Pratt and Sadeki Hendricks. Pratt got the best of Hendricks in straight sets to secure that division title. Pratt won, 11-8 and 11-7.
Tori Ellis placed third in that division.
St. Andrew’s International School’s Mahelis Reeves was in a close battle against Kingsway Academy’s Samuel Corbin in the 15-and-under division, prevailing in three sets. Reeves won the first set, 11-8. Corbin came back in the second set and defeated Reeves, 11-8. The third set was won by Reeves, 11-7.
Callum Pritchard settled for third place in that division.
In the 11-and-under division, Queen’s College’s Ronal Fernando easily won that division in straight sets over Columbus Primary’s Courtney Rahming. Fernando opened the best-of-three sets winning 11-6. In the second set, Fernando won, 11-7, to take the match in straight sets.
Sybil Strachan Primary School’s Markito Miller finished third.