Triple crowns for Lee, Renales in Solo Badminton


The ShuttleForce duo of Will Lee and Jada Renales proved over the weekend that they are among the top junior badminton players in T&T, winning three titles each at the T&T Badminton Association Solo Junior Open tournament at the Central Regional Indoor Sporting Arena in Chaguanas.

Lee, the number one ranked player in the boys singles Under-19 draw, was forced to dig deep to capture the title. Lee lost the opening set 21-23 to Adrian Nicholson, but bounced back with a 21-5 win in the second set. In the deciding set, Lee prevailed in a close battle 21-18.

In the boys doubles U-19 round robin category, Lee and Nicholson joined forces to win the event. Lee and Renales, the top ranked team in the mixed doubles U-19 category, outlasted Nicholson and Ralista Wong 21-17, 21-13 in the final as Lee wrapped up his third title. 

Ralista Wong also paired up with Renales to capture the girls doubles U-19 round robin title. Renales only needed one match to win the girls singles U-19 title, with a 21-10, 21-18 victory in the final over Ananda Ramsingh. Renales earned a quarterfinal (first round) bye and then had a walkover win in the semi-finals.



Boys Singles Under-11

Travis Sinanan def James Babwah 21-3, 21-5

Girls Singles U-11

Sonja Cassie def Amara Joachim 21-6, 21-19

Girls Doubles U-11

Amara Joachim/Danae Mootoosingh def Angel Britto/Puja Chendi 21-18, 21-14

Boys Singles U-13

Zion St Rose def Reece Marcano 12-21, 21-19, 21-16

Boys Singles U-15

Vance Juteram def Leon Cassie 21-19, 21-15

Girls Singles U-15

Chequeda De Boulet def Sandhya Cassie 21-7, 24-22

Boys Doubles U-15 

Leon Cassie/Josef Gonzalez def Vance Juteram/Travis Sinanan 21-13, 21-7

Boys Singles U-17

Renaldo Sinanan def Brandon Khillawan 21-17, 21-15

Girls Singles U-17

Chequeda De Boulet def Jena Marie Giuseppi 21-15, 21-19

Mixed Doubles U-17

Renaldo Sinanan/Jena Mariw Giuseppi def Josef Gonzalez/Ananda Ramsingh 21-15, 21-15

Boys Doubles U-17

Ihsaan Furlonge/Brandon Khillawan def Raydon Baboolal/Tristan Maharaj 25-23, 21-17

Girls Doubles U-17

Jena Marie Giuseppi/Kia Harris def Demi Ramdial/Shania Roberts 21-10, 21-8

Boys Singles U-19

Will Lee def Adrian Nicholson 21-23, 21-5, 21-18

Girls Singles U-19

Jada Renales def Ananda Ramsingh 21-10, 21-18

Mixed Doubles U-19

Will Lee/Jada Renales def Adrian Nicholson/Ralista Wong 21-17, 21-13

Round Robin Winners

Mixed Doubles U-15

Leon Cassie/Sandhya Cassie

Girls Doubles U-15

Sandhya Cassie/Sonja Cassie

Boys Doubles U-19

Will Lee/Adrian Nicholson

Girls Doubles U-19

Jada Renales/Ralista Wong