Linda Partap-Boodhan

WINNERS’ ROW: Champions Linda Partap-Boodhan, second left, and Isa Mohammed, right, with their winner’s cheques. Also in photo are scorer Frankie Worrell, left, and former Caribbean champ Mansingh Amarsingh.

LINDA Partap-Boodhan upset the national champion on her way to the women’s title in the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association’s San Fernando Zone Singles Tournament Sunday at Preysal Secondary School.

The 43-year-old is actually from Warrenville United, but players from the San Fernando zone were invited to participate in the Caroni zone tournament to end last season and the southerners returned the favour.

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Partap-Boodhan took full advantage and went on to edge Catherine Spicer 11-9, 8-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6 in a battle of the winners of the first two major tournaments of the season.

It was the second time in succession that the National Classified Championships winner had beaten the PowerGen player in a zonal tournament as she had prevailed when they clashed in the “Caroni” semifinals. Sunday’s victory did not give Partap-Boodhan the title, either, as the women’s event was round-robin and she still had a match to play.

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