Winning start for Ja's TT team

March 01, 2016
@Normal:Kane Watson (right)

Jamaica's table tennis team got off to the perfect start at the 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Malawati stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday.

The Jamaicans defeated Morocco 3-0 in their Group P Division Four match.

Jamaica's team consisting of Michael Hyatt, Mark Phillips and Kane Watson easily brushed aside the Moroccans to score a perfect 3-0 win. Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 to get the team off to a great start. Watson followed that up with a 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 win in the second match and Phillips wrapped up the victory with a 11-4, 12-10, 11-4 win in the final match.

Team Jamaica was out of action during yesterday's second round of matches, but will return to action against Laos Republic, today.

The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the Democratic Republic on Congo, Ghana, Laos and Morocco. A total of 87 men's and 78 women's teams representing 94 countries are in Kuala Lumpur at the Championships participating in four different divisions.

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