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New stars emerging on the Tennis horizon

New stars emerging on the Tennis horizon


Several young and promising Tennis players are beginning to emerge, thanks to the benevolence of the sponsors, SVG General Services Limited, and the administrative acumen of the Grassroot Tennis Club.{{more}}

The one week Christmas Junior Tournament, which was sanctioned by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tennis Association, climaxed last Saturday morning at the home of the Grassroot Tennis Club, the Haddon Hotel Courts at Murray Road.

In the developmental Boys Under-6, Barbados based Riley Delaney was crowned champion ahead of last year’s winner Che’ Connell.

In the female version of the age category, the winner was Alesha Culzac, who also went on to take the Under-8 title.

The Boys Under-8 winner was Akeil De Roche, as the Grassroot set up featured prominently in the age category. Rio Connell took the runner up spot. X- Cel Tennis Academy’s Dejeante Simmons captured the Boys Under-10, with Miguel Francis having to settle for the runner up spot, and Antonio Cain, who won the title in 2010, reduced to third.

The Girls Under-10 was taken by Alexi Humphrey, with Nikalette Hadaway second.

Kamara Williams dethroned the reigning champion Shania Williams in an all Grassroot Tennis Club represented Final to take the Girls Under-12.

Bonan Tennis School’s Alex Cyrus got past Khamisi Bascombe to be crowned Boys Under-12 champion. Rondell Williams docked in third.

Taking the Most Promising Male trophy was Akeil De Roche, and Kamara Williams was adjudged the Most Improved Female by the Tournament Director Kyle De Freitas.

Players participating in next year’s GTC Junior Christmas Tennis Tournament will have an added incentive, as Minister of National Mobilisation, Youth, Sports etc. Frederick Stephenson made a promise of Challenge Trophy.

Stephenson also commended the work of the GTC in helping to keep the sport of Tennis alive in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (RT)