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Bajan tennis lasses beaten

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Bajan tennis lasses beaten

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National?women’s champion Ann Reid and Nicole Alleyne failed to advance to the main draw when the 2011 World Table Tennis championships served off in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Sunday.
Competing in Group 30 of the qualification round, Reid lost her matches to Souha Annos of Syria and Olga Bliznet of Moldova in four straight games. Alleyne suffered a similar fate in Group 23, losing to Alina Sandul of Moldova and Vivian Zhenhua Tan of Australia in straight games.
The Barbadian pair was also eliminated from the doubles competition in the prestigious tournament that runs until May 15.
Trinidadian Rheann Chung, a player well known to Barbadians on the regional circuit, won her opening match against Aisha Ansari of Pakistan. Competing in Group 54, Chung was due to play Sona Hudecova of Slovakia to determine the outcome of the group.
Reid and Alleyne left Barbados on Friday along with team manager Marguerita Felix. Barbados did not send a men’s squad to the games due to a lack of funds. (PH)