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Junior kings and queens of badminton crowned

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Junior kings and queens of badminton crowned

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SABEEL FOSTER and Shae Martin successfully defended their respective singles titles when the 2014 Junior National Badminton Championships concluded yesterday at the Wildey Gymnasium.
Foster retained his Under-19 title, defeating D’Andre Thorpe 21-19, 21-18 and was also a champion in the doubles, teaming up with Cory Fanus to beat Thorpe and Martin 2-16, 21-16.
In the Under-17 division, Martin beat Jehu Gaskin 21-15, 21-18. The 14-year-old Combermere student was a triple champion, later teaming up with Kashem Moore to win the doubles against Kodie King and Nicholas Sobers 21-17, 21-15. With Amanda Haywood, he won the mixed doubles 21-9, 21-4, beating John Cupples and Krystal Clarke.
Kennie King will have bragging rights at home after defeating his older brother Kodie to win the Under-15 boys’ singles championship match 21-19, 9-21, 21-17.  Kennie also added the Under-13 singles’ title to his list with a 21-10, 21-17 victory over Keenan Scantlebury, but fell short in the Under-15 boys’ doubles, losing to Kodie and Nicholas Sobers 21-18, 20-22, 21-17.
Haywood continues to shine among the girls. She beat Clarke 21-6, 21-6 to win the Under-17 girls’ singles.
Onika Moe defeated Crystal Derrel 21-11, 21-13 to take the Under-19 girls’ singles crown and Mckenzie Howard came from behind to beat Kayla Miller 16-21, 21-14, 22-20 in the Under-13 division. (PR/SAT)
Under-11 Boys’ Singles: Keenan Scantlebury defeated Daniel Thomas 21-5, 21-5
Under-13 Boys’ Singles: Kennie King def. Keenan Scantlebury 21-10, 21-17
Under-13 Girls’ Singles: Mckenzie Howard def. Kayla Miller 16-21, 21-14, 22-20
Under-13 Mixed Doubles: Mackenzie Howard/Nicholas Howard def. Keenan Scantlebury/Kayla Miller 21-13, 21-17
Under-13 Boys’ Doubles: Nicholas Howard/Kennie King def. Dominick Scantlebury/ Keenan Scantlebury 21-14, 18-21, 21-16
Under 15 Boys’ Singles: Kennie King def. Kodie King 21-19, 9-21, 21-17
Under 15 Boys’ Doubles: Kodie King/Nicholas Sobers def. Nicholas Howard/Kennie King 21-18, 20-22, 21-17
Under 15 Mixed Doubles: Amanda Haywood/Kodie King def. Ashlee Robinson/Khamal Scantlebury 21-4, 21-5
Under 17 Boys’ Singles: Shae Martin def. Jehu Gaskin 21-15, 21-18
Under 17 Girls’ Singles: Amanda Haywood def. Krystal Clarke 21-6, 21-6
Under 17 Mixed Doubles: Shae Martin/Amanda Haywood def. John Cupples/Krystal Clarke 21-9, 21-4
Under 17 Boys’ Doubles: Shae Martin/Keshem Moore def. Kodie King/Nicholas Sobers 21-17, 21-15
Under 19 Boys’ Singles: Sabeel Foster def. D’Andre Thorpe 21-19, 21-18
Under 19 Girls’ Singles: Onika Moe def. Crystal Derrel 21-11, 21-13
Under 19 Boys’ Doubles: Sabeel Foster/Cory Fanus def. Shae Martin/D’Andre Thorpe 21-16, 21-16