Junior tennis players match up well

| 27/02/2019
CNS Local Life
Noah Mitten took the 10 and under title (Photo by Martin Wilkinson) (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

(CNS Local Life): The second PwC Junior Grand Prix for 2019, organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI), took place at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club (CITC) on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 February, with 28 players competing in three age groups.

The eight participants in the 10 and under group competed in singles while the 14 and unders (15 players) and 18 and unders (five players) took part in both singles and a doubles tournament.

Tournament director Ilian Nachev said in a press release that all players demonstrated “exemplary behaviour and sportsmanship”.

The results of the tournament are as follows:

In the 18 and under division, Jake Booker defeated Lauren Fullerton in three sets (1-6, 6-3, 6-2) to capture the singles title. Third place went to Willow Wilkinson, who defeated Zach Jackson 6-3, 6-2. The young ladies, Lauren Fullerton and Willow Wilkinson, defeated the young gentlemen, Jake Booker and Zach Jackson, 8-5 in an entertaining doubles final, stated the press release.

Albert Berksoy defeated Rafael Wejbora 3-6, 6-3, 10-3 to win the singles title in the 14 and under division. This was a rematch of the final of the January tournament in which Berksoy managed to squeeze out the victory as well. Phin Ellison secured third place by winning 6-4, 6-4 against Jake Fagan.

Jay Jackson triumphed in the consolation tournament by defeating Milana Thompson 6-2, 6-3.  Berksoy and Wejbora outplayed Ellison and Danny Kish 8-1 in the 14 and under doubles final.

In the 10 and under group, Noah Mitten defeated Andrew Jacques 6-4, 6-4, sealing the title. Mitten has won both tournaments this year. Lea Neverilova was victorious over newcomer Luke Higgo for third place, whilst Alex Linkowski won the consolation tournament. The next PwC Junior Grand Prix will be held 5-7 April at CITC.  Anyone interested in signing up should email TFCI at admin@tfci.ky.

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  1. Sandra Dailey says:

    Well done all participants. Keep up the good work!