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Bajans doing well in badminton tourney

Team 246 continues to fly the flag high at the 2016 Suriname International Badminton Championship. Reigning national singles champion Tamisha Williams booked her spot in the semi-finals of the Women’s Singles with a victory over Anjali Paragsingh from Suriname, 21-5, 21-14.

Williams will now face Trinidad & Tobago’s Avril Marcelle in the semifinals. Williams and her partner Dakeil Thorpe advanced to the quarterfinals in the Mixed Doubles competition with a 21-13, 21-10 victory over Suriname’s Alain Toney and Djodikromo Rebecca. Thorpe and Williams will now play Mitcheel Wongsodikromo and Santusha Ramzan for a spot in semi-finals.

Tamisha Williams and Dakeil Thorpe

Tamisha Williams and Dakeil Thorpe

Cory Fanus, the reigning national singles champion, also advanced to the quarterfinals in the Men’s Singles after victory over Bastian Lizama of Chile 21-13, 21-19. Fanus will now play Alistair Espinoza of Trinidad and Tobago for a spot in the semifinals. Fanus and Thorpe then teamed up in the Men’s Doubles to advance to the quarterfinals with a comfortable win against Jascha Atmodikromo and Danny Chen of Suriname. The pair will now play Alain Toney and Alroy Toney for a spot in the semifinals.

In the Women’s Doubles Sabrina Scott teamed up with Trinidad and Tobago’s Avril Marcelle to advance to the semifinals with a 21-16, 21-11 over Suriname’s Rebecca and Chan Yang and will now play Sherifa Jameson and Paragsingh of Suriname for a spot in the finals. 

The tournament concludes Saturday.

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