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International Junior Tennis Tournament ends

International Junior Tennis Tournament ends

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines has once again hosted a successful International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tournament.{{more}}

The Digicel sponsored Under-18 Tournament ended last Saturday with the Boys Under-18 singles main draw, but the official ceremony took place last Friday night at the National Tennis Centre at Villa.

Addressing the ceremony were President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tennis Association, Anthony Mc Kenzie, President of the National Olympic Committee, Trevor Bailey, COTECC Supervisor, Colleen De Gammes , Digicel Country Manager, Sonia Polius, Ambassador of the Republic of China, Leo Lee, and Director of Physical Education and Sports, Nelson Hillocks.

For the fifteen countries, with a combined participation of about 120 players, the space at the top was reduced to the select few who rose to the challenge of the week long tournament.

The Girls Singles Under-14 consolation was won by Vincentian Siara Sibbles-Goodluck, who defeated Julia D’Auvergne, of St. Lucia.

In the main draw, Keishora Armstrong, of Antigua and Barbuda, won that category over Stacey Roheman, of St. Lucia.

The Girls Under-14 Doubles was won by the pair of Grenadian Thira Dumont and Roheman, over the Antiguan combination of Armstrong and Chassidy King.

Ture Skinner of Barbados teamed up with Grenadian Corey Wilson to capture the Boys Under-14 Doubles over Vincentian Myles Dalrymple and Jonathan Perry.

Wilson was at the losing end of the singles main draw when he was defeated by Skinner.

Tahj Marksman won over John Rickards in an all Vincentian affair in the Boys Under-14 Consolation.

Tristen Dewar, of the USA, took the main draw of the Girls’ Under-18, at the expense of Jeanette Draeger, of Germany. Dewar was also in winner’s row, along with her compatriot Mara Schmidt, when they triumphed over Maria Clara Bernardez, of the Dominican Republic, and Draeger.

The Boys Under- 18 Doubles was taken by Rodney Carey, of the Bahamas, and the USA’s Nevy Jogi-Sighn. The duo won from Brandon Burke, of Jamaica, and Devard Wharton, of Barbados.

Carey won from Burke Saturday morning in the Boys Under-18 final, after the latter retired, suffering from a bout of influenza.

The Vincentian leg was the final stage of the ITF Caribbean circuit. (RT)