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first_imgWhen the curtain comes down on the third Jamaica International Badminton Tournament today, local players could challenge for top prizes in at least two doubles finals.The finals will begin at 5 p.m. at the National Indoor Sports Centre.The confident pair of Mikaylia Haldane and Katherine Wynter eased past their counterparts, Taina Dailey and Shezelle McTyson, 21-11 and 21-8 to emerge the first local finalists.”The semi-final wasn’t difficult but tomorrow we will give everything on the court and try our best to ensure that the crowd gets a good match,” Wynter said yesterday.They will play the women’s doubles final against Leanne Choo (Australia) and Rachel Honderich (Canada).Yesterday, the men’s doubles pair of Gareth Henry and Garron Palmer squandered a five-point lead in the final set and went down to the top seeded Slovakian pair of Milan Dratva and Matej Hlinican. The Slovaks won 21-19, 16-21, 28-26.Jamaica’s experienced pair of Bradley Graham and Albert Myles also lost 21-12 and 21-17 to India’s Venkatesh Prasad and Jagadish Yadav. They will play the top-seeded Slovaks in the final.In women’s action, Leanne Choo of Australia and top-ranked Rachel Honderich of Canada booked their place in the final, outclassing Jamaica’s pair of Alana Bailey and Geordine Henry 21-5, 21-6.In women’s singles, top-seed Canadian Rachel Honderich booked her place in the final after an easy 21-2, 21-3 victory over Jamaica’s Taina Daley.last_img

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