RHEANN CHUNG won’t be competing within the Olympic Video games in Japan within the subsequent few months.
The Trinidad and Tobago participant didn’t ebook a ticket to Tokyo for the second and closing time throughout the Latin American Desk Tennis Qualification Sequence yesterday in Argentina.
The highest two gamers from each tournaments will qualify for the Video games of the XXXII Olympiad, scheduled from July 23 till August 8.
After going out on the opening spherical of the knockout stage within the first competitors on Tuesday, the France-based Chung once more misplaced within the spherical of 32 yesterday, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 to Neridee Nino of Venezuela.
The five-time Caribbean champion had gone beneath 12-10, 5-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-6 to Puerto Rican Lucero Ovelar on Tuesday.
Whereas the 36-year-old Chung was flying the pink, white and black flag solo within the competitors, there have been 4 representatives from Guyana. Natalie Cummings, Chelsea Edghill, Joel Alleyne and Shermar Britton, who’ve all competed in Trinidad, all exited on the first stage on Tuesday.
Cummings, Alleyne and Britton have been once more crushed within the first spherical yesterday, however Edghill, who gained the Silver Bowl Championships right here in 2014 as a 16-year-old, defeated Leyla Gomez of Paraguay 11-8, 11-7, 17-15, 7-11, 11-5 to succeed in the spherical of 16 after press time.
Britton, who additionally gained on the Silver Bowl seven years in the past, was learning on the St Augustine Campus of the College of the West Indies earlier than the coronavirus pandemic.
The 22-year-old gained the final main match contested on this nation, the Tremendous Singles in December, 2019, and completed the season ranked third within the nation.
Simon Tomlilson grew to become the one Caribbean male participant to win a match yesterday, however fellow Jamaican Kane Watson and Barbadian Tyrese Knight went out within the spherical of 32 in each tournaments.
Knight went to Qatar in February to organize with T&T’s Sherdon Pierre as his supervisor.
Puerto Rican Brian Afanador, nemesis of this nation’s high gamers Aaron Wilson and Arun Roopnarine throughout their days in juniors, earned one of many two male qualifying spots in his first try on Tuesday.
Dexter St Louis, T&T’s most profitable participant, certified twice for the Olympics and took part within the 1996 Video games in Atlanta, USA, and in 2008 in Beijing, China.
The five-time Caribbean singles champ handed away precisely 23 months in the past right now at age 51.
The south-paw was the step-father of Chung, whose profession spotlight was incomes a bronze medal within the 2013 Latin American Championships.
The Olympics Video games have been been pushed again by a complete 12 months due to the pandemic.