Young tennis players match up well

| 11/04/2019
CNS Local Life
George Zimmermann in action during a 14 and under match (Photos by Martin Wilkinson)

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tennis Club (CITC) hosted the third round of the PwC Junior Circuit Grand Prix last weekend, with 46 entrants taking part in singles and doubles competitions. The tournament, organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands and held 5 and 6 April, featured 34 singles players among three age divisions and 12 competing in doubles matches over two age groups.

Alex Claybourn, back from boarding school in the UK, defeated Lauren Fullerton 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 to win the 18 and under division, stated a press release. Oskar Bjuroe prevailed over Zach Jackson 7-5, 6-2 in the battle for third place. Willow Wilkinson won the consolation draw by defeating newcomer Oscar Harrison 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles partners, Alex Claybourn and Harrison Clough, also back from UK boarding school, outplayed their competition in the round robin doubles tournament to secure the doubles title.

Of the 18 participants in the 14 and under division, tournament director Ilian Nachev said they provided many interesting matches. Albert Berksoy won yet another singles tournament title by defeating Phin Ellison in the final 6-3, 6-2. Rafael Wejbora secured third place by winning the playoffs against Jake Fagan 6-2, 6-7, 11-9. George Zimmermann was successful against Abi Anderson in the consolation finals, winning 6-2, 3-6, 10-3. Rafael Wejbora and Albert Berksoy partnered up to win the round robin doubles tournament.

Noah Mitten won title in the 10 and under age group, defeating Leon Frank in his tournament debut 6-3, 6-3 in the final. Alex Linkowski claimed third place by winning 6-3, 7-5 over Andrew Jacques in a dramatic match. Mico Samson won the consolation draw.

The next PwC Junior Circuit Grand Prix will take place 3-5 May at the Courts at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

For more information email the Tennis Federation at

See photos of the PwC Junior Circuit Grand Prix below (click to enlarge)

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  1. Chris Johnson says:

    Congratulations to the Tennis Federation and the club. Tennis is a great sport and Cayman has produced many good players in its time. Great sponsoring PWC a firm I used to know quite well.