T&T top pairs cruise to CAZOVA | local sports

TYSAN SELVON and Britney Choon picked up another convincing victory when the CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association) under-23 invitational beach volleyball continued on Saturday in Santa Cruz.

After both pairs convincingly won their opener to secure places in the semi-finals, Trinidad and Tobago’s No. 1 team dismissed sisters Delapenha, Anjia and Brianna, 21- 9, 21-9 to finish top of Group A.

Choon and Selvon had started their campaign the day before with a convincing 21-6, 21-6 triumph over compatriots Rejan Dubois and Meliscia Kalipersad, who were beaten 21-16, 21-7 by the siblings after the hour mark. hurry.

In Pool B, L’fe Roberts and Meeka Johnson were narrowly eliminated from the bottom four as they had the worst ratio after three pairings ended with a win each.

The T&T girls edged Bermudians Amber Simons and Kaylee Pratt 21-19, 9-21, 15-12 on Saturday, after being passed 21-6, 21-8 by eventual group winners Jade Parchment and Andrea Ashmond of Jamaica. Bermuda had edged the Jamaicans 21-14, 10-21, 15-12 on Friday night.

On the men’s side, USA-based Daynte Stewart and Jahreef Miguel won Group B twice out of two to edge Bermudians Benjamin Barnett and Connor Summerville 21-18, 14-21, 15-11.

Elijah Best and Josiah Butcher, who had been edged out by their fellow T&Ts in three sets on Friday, also found themselves in the semi-finals as they came back later to eliminate the Bermudians 21-16, 21-14 for second place .

After toppling Dejaun Williams and Laquan Dyer, in their Friday opener, this country’s No. 1 pair, Nicholas Williams and Joshua Persaud, beat Jushawn Morrison and Omari Leid 21-11, 21-10 in the battle for the first place of group A. .

Morrison and Leid also advanced to the all-T&T group semi-finals, having edged Williams and Dyer 21-19, 21-19 earlier in the day.

The semi-finals and the final were scheduled for yesterday. The second stage of the CAZOVA Tour will take place at the same location from Friday.

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