Young players serve up quality tennis

| 04/04/2017
CNS Local Life

Harrison Clough in action

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tennis Club hosted their third tournament of the 2017 season, with 33 juniors taking part across all divisions. The PwC Junior Circuit Tennis Tournament attracted some new juniors as well in the under 10 group. All finals were played Saturday, 1 April at the club. Many of the juniors who play in these tournaments also compete internationally

In the under 10s division, Jake Fagan and Phin Ellison competed in the final, which was a back and forth match with Ellison the eventual winner after a tough two sets, said a tennis club press release. This was the third consecutive final that these two have faced each other. Digby Robinson defeated newcomer Ben Priaulx for third place while Charlie Jones bested Quinn Small in the consolation final.

The 14 and under division had another repeat final match with Jakub Neveril winning his third consecutive final against Alex Priestley. Willow Wilkinson took home third place while Gavin Sunley won the consolation match against Jagger Linford, an overseas student.

In the 18 and under division, Jade Wilkinson, the best female player in her age group in Cayman, went against one of the top juniors from past rankings, Harrison Clough. He has been attending an academy in Scotland where he has been playing tennis for his school for the last year and a half. Since he was on a mid-term break he was able to compete in the tournament, defeating Wilkinson in a thrilling three set match, said the club. Alex Claybourn placed third and Jake Booker took home the consolation trophy.

Tournament directors Rob Seward and Dale Avery said they were pleased to see some new faces on the circuit and the success that some of the younger juniors had playing in their new divisions as a lot of them had to move up an age group from last year.

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