Jamaica blanked 3-0 by USA at World Men's Championships

By December 19, 2019

Jamaica's men were swept by the United States in quarter-final-round play at the World Men’s Team Championships in Washington on Thursday.

Playing for positions 13-20, Jamaica proved no match for the Americans.

Jamaican and Caribbean number-one Chris Binnie lost in straight sets to Todd Harritty 11-4, 11-7, 11-2.

Lewis Walters fared little better when he went down 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 to Andrew Douglas.

Tahjia Lumley lasted only two sets against Chris Gordon 11-2, 11-5.

Binnie said it was a tough match against the Americans.

"They are one of the top teams in the world and one of the tougher draws we are getting here playing off to stay in top 20. Winning yesterday against Sri Lanka put us in the top 20 and anything above this was going to be a bonus so we did our best but we just ended up falling short today," he said.

However, he said all is not lost as the team is still looking to climb even higher in the championships and his teammates continue to get the exposure they need to become even better players.

"We have to play out for position and hopefully we can continue to rise up the rankings. We have Colombia tomorrow and I think we have a good chance to win that so provided Lewis and I, Tahj or Bruce (Burrowes), whoever is playing tomorrow can play well I think we will have a good shot at doing it," Binnie said.

"Overall, it has been a good even so far and we have been getting a lot of experience, especially with Tahj and Bruce who are based on the island its good exposure for them.
Lewis and I getting to play some of the top players in the world have been very positive for all of us. Finishing higher than we did at the last team championships was the goal and getting into the top 20 was the goal. We have accomplished those two things. We need to just push on now and try and get some more results."

Jamaica had defeated Sri Lanka 2-1 on Wednesday for their only win of the tournament so far.

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