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Dibbs, Foster capture titles

Former national men's singles champion, Joseph Dibbs and national women's champion, Yvonne Foster, captured the male and female singles titles, respectively, at the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA)/Northwest Development Club League, at the University of Technology (UTech) on Sunday.

Foster secured her title by defeating her club mate, Andrebe Hart, 11-6, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 (4-0) in the final. She completed the double by winning the girls' Under-18 singles crown, defeating Kristen McKenzie 4-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-7, 11-5) in the final.

Foster had booked her place in the finals when she defeated Shenique Clare 3-0 in the semi-finals, while Hart edged Kristen McKenauie 3-2 in the other semis.

Dibbs defeated national representative Kane Watson 12-10, 5-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 (4-2) in the men's final.


Dibbs booked his place in the final when he outclassed Marlon Chin 3-0 in the first semi-final, while Watson had edged number one seed, Dale Parham, 3-2 in the other semis.

Caream Flowers won the boys' Under-18 singles title, beating Michael Cai 4-3 (8-11, 11-7, 11-13, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3, 11-8).

Kerry-Ann Whyte and Mark Phillips won the boys' and girls' Under-15 titles, respectively.

Whyte defeated Davia Green 3-2 (8-11, 11-6, 15-17, 11-8, 11-6), while Phillips stopped Johnathan Higgins 3-1 (12-10, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8) in the boys' final.

Davia Green took home the girls' Under-13 crown, when she edged Matthew-Ann Dawson 3-1 (11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10) in the final, while Jordan Hazle captured the boys' equivalent, when he beat Korey Moulton 3-2 (8-11, 5-11, 11-6, 14-12, 11-7).

- Robert Bailey