T&T's men and women beach volleyball teams of Daynte Stewart and Marlon Phillip and Rheeza Grant and Malika Davidson, suffered their second round-robin Pool B defeats when the 2019 Pan American Games continued at the Beach Volleyball Court in Peru on Thursday.
Stewart and Phillip were outclassed by USA's Ian Satterfield and Mark Burik 13-21, 16-21 to drop to 0-2 in the four-team round-robin pool.
On Wednesday, the T&T men were beaten by Argentina's Nicolas Capogrosso and Julian Azaad 15-21, 7-21, while the South Americans also won yesterday 21-12, 21-12 against El Salvador's David Vargas and Carlos Escobar to join the North Americans at 2-0 and in the main draw quarters. Satterfield and Burik overwhelmed El Salvador's David Vargas and Carlos Escobar 21-12, 21-10 in their opener.
On Friday, Stewart and Phillip face Vargas and Escobar and Satterfield and Burik come up against Capogrosso and Azaad, both from 11.30 am.
The local women's team of Grant and Davidson went under to Colombians Yuly Ayala and Diana Rios 9-21, 12-21, following up on Wednesday's defeat at the hands of USA's Karissa Cook and Jace Pardon 21-9, 21-8, to drop to 0-2.
The local women's team of Phillip and Grant were humbled by Colombians Yuly Ayala and Diana Rios 13-21, 16-21 to add to their loss to Americans Karissa Cook and Jace Pardon, 9-21, 8-21. The victory lifted the Colombians to a 1-1 record, level with Costa Ricans Marcela Araya and Valerina Valenciano, who were overpowered by Cook and Pardon 11-21, 11-21, with the latter improving to a 2-0 record ahead of Friday's final round-robin pool matches.
Also on Friday, Grant and Davidson will still have a chance to finish second in the pool but will need to defeat Araya and Valenciano handsomely and hope Cook and Pardon do the same to Ayala and Rios.
The T&T women's rugby team will also get their campaign going when they come up against the USA from 11.15 am.
The Games start officially on Friday where T&T will attempt to match its successes of four years ago in Toronto Canada, when they registered their most successful showing ever with three gold medals, three silver and two bronze for eight medals overall, bettering the performances of the 1967 (Winnipeg), 1971 (Cali) and 2003 (Santo Domingo) national teams, which each managed seven.
The gold medal winners in Canada were Cleopatra Borel (shot put), Keshorn Walcott (javelin) and the 4x400 men's relay team of Jarrin Solomon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon. Cyclist Njisane Phillip (Men's Match Sprint), athletes Machel Cedenio (Men's 400m), Mikel Thomas (Men's 110m Hurdles), the 4x100m relay quartet of Rondel Sorrillo, Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender and Dan-Neil Telesford and swimmer George Bovell III (Men's 50m Freestyle) added bronze.
This time around, 98 athletes (58 men and 40 women) from 18 sporting disciplines are in Peru to represent T&T until August 11.
T&T Pan Am Games Contingent
TRACK AND FIELD: Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett, Alena Brooks, Kamaria Durrant, Sparkle McKnight, Cleopatra Borel, Portious Waren, Tyra Gittens, Keston Bledman, Kyle Greaux, Jereem Richards, Dwight St. Hillaire, Machel Cedenio, Reubin Walters, Akanni Hislop, Jerod Elcock, Asa Guevara, Andewelle Wright, Wimani Stewart, Keshorn Walcott, Shakeil Waithe, Deon Lendore, Tonya Nero, Mauricia Prieto, Ayla Stansclaus
Officials: George Commisiong, Ian Carter, Nic Connor Alexander, Charles Joseph, Arlon Morrisson, Mastrapa Lopez, Wendell Williams
HOCKEY (men): Karlos Stephen, Akim Toussiant, Jordan Reynos, Kristien Emmanuel, Teague Marcano, Sheldon De Lisle Marcus James, Mickell Pierre, Tarik Marcano, Daniel Byer, Michael O’Connor, Shaquille Daniel, Lyndell Byer, Kwandwane Browne, Caleb Guiseppi, Dylan Francis, Joel Daniel, Malcolm Baptiste
Officials: Glenn Francis, Kirth Davis, Huw Stevens, Nicholas Baldeosingh
RUGBY (women): Apphia Glasgow, Leah Kintiba, Nicolette Panto,r Blossom Stewart, Fayola Jack, Marika Mendez, Carlina Phillip, Maria Thomas, Kwanieze John, Aqiyla O’Brien, Kathleen Stephen, Kanisha Vincent
Officials: Jenilee Limada, Carlton Felix, Kelson Figaro
AQUATICS: Dylan Carter, Kael Yorke, Graham Chatoor, Jade Chatoor, Gabriela Donahue, Giselle Gursoy
Officials: Tracy De Montrichard-Carter Chase Bloch Joseph Mc Leod
CYCLING: Nicholas Paul, Njisane Phillip, Kwesi Browne, Keron Bramble, Quincy Alexander, Jabari Whiteman, Kemp Orosco, Tyler Cole, Jovian Gomez, Akil Campbell, Teniel Campbell, Alexi Costa
Officials: David Francis Erin Hartwell Gene Samuel Elisha Greene Gabriel Thomas
SAILING: Andrew Lewis, Kelley-Ann Mary Arrindell
Official: Kairon Serrette
ARCHERY: Daniel Catariz
Official: Colvin Chin
BADMINTON: Nekeisha Blake
Official: Melvin Thomas
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Malika Davidson, Rheeza Grant, Daynte Stewart, Marlon Phillip
Officials: Nancy Joseph, Stephen Enile
BOXING: Nigel Paul, Aaron Prince, Tyron Thomas, Micheal Alexander
Officials: Reynold Cox, Rawlson Dopwell
SHOOTING: Anthony D. Maraj, Marsha Bullen-Jones, Robert Auerbach, Roger Daniel
Official: Ian Cockburn
CANOE SPRINT: Matthew Robinson, Nicholas Robinson
Official: Merryl See Tai
JUDO: Gabriella Wood
Official: Mark Littrean
ROWING: Felice Aisha Chow
Official: Monica Hilcu
TABLE TENNIS: Rheann Chung
Official: Anthony Corbin
TAEKWONDO: Megan Lawrence
Official: Cheryl Ann Sankar
Deputy Chef de Mission: Lovie Santana
Press Attaché: Melanie Gulston
Medical Officers: Dr. Terry Ali, Dr. Nailah Adams, Dr. Rudranath Ramsawak, Karielle De Bique, Verne Alleyne, Liza Mohan-Watts, Dennora George, Brent Elder, June Donna Durham, Odessa Chandler, Derek Ashby Williams.