Junior tennis back on the court

| 16/01/2019
CNS Local Life

Some of the young tennis players at the tournament

(CNS Local Life): The first PwC Junior Tennis Circuit tournament for 2019 took place this past weekend, with 28 young players competing in three age divisions. The event was held at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club and organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI).

In the 10 & under age division, TFCI noted in a press release that Noah Mitten provided “first glimpses of a potential future Cayman Islands tennis star” when he won the title by defeating Alex Linkowski 6-2, 6-2 in the finals. Lea Neverilova defeated Ricardo Reis 7-5, 6-4 in the battle for the third place and Andrew Jacques prevailed over newcomer Mico Samson with 6-2, 6-3 to win the consolation tournament.

The biggest competition was featured in the 14 & under division, stated the release, where there was the largest number of competitors. Albert Berksoy proved to be the toughest competitor as he triumphed by defeating Rafael Wejbora with a 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 win in the finals. In the match for the third place, Jake Fagan managed to squeeze the victory over another talented young man, Jay Jackson, 7-5, 6-4. In the consolation finals, Phoebe Claybourn won in a very even match against Alex Grover, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

After trying numerous times to win last year, Lauren Fullerton finally succeeded in defeating Jake Booker, the reigning champion in the 18 & under division, with a score of 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. “These two youngsters demonstrated a great level of junior tennis and a winning spirit to the last point of the match,” TFCI said.

In the battle for third place, Jakub Neveril overcame Zach Jackson 6-4, 6-0 and Willow Wilkinson claimed the consolation title by defeating Ricardo Douglas 6-0, 6-1.

The next tournament will take place 22-24 February at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club.

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