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Suzuki men’s tennis titles decided

Suzuki men’s tennis titles decided


The champions of the inaugural Suzuki Men’s Tennis Tournament, hosted by the Grassroot Tennis Club were decided last Wednesday afternoon at the Haddon Hotels courts on Murray’s Road.{{more}}

Clinching the singles title was Rafai Bentick, who overpowered Deron Grant in straight sets 6-1, 6-0.

The younger and fitter Bentick made Grant no match for his serves and baseline strokes.

In the doubles competition, the pair of Onike Spann and Grant Connell rallied from a set down to dispense with the Huggins duo of Khir and Kevin.

The Huggins’ pair strode to a 0-6 win in the first set, but Spann and Connell drew on their experience which compensated for the restricted mobility, to take the other two sets 6-3, 6-2.

In getting to the championship match, Bentick defeated Kyle De Freitas 6-1, 6-0 in the semi-final, while Grant got past J’rai Joyette-Da Silva, 5-7 6-2, 6-0.

In the doubles semi-finals, number one seeds Rafai Bentick and Kyle De Freitas were ousted by Spann and Connell. Bentick and De Freitas took the first set 6-3, but Spann and Connell surged back to win the other two sets 6-4, 6-3.

Speaking at the closing ceremony last Wednesday afternoon, marketing manager of Star Garage, local agents of Suzuki, Joshua Da Silva expressed his company’s pleasure of being involved in a tournament of that nature.

He confirmed that his company will make the next tournament a bigger affair.

Da Silva told the participants that apart from the local recognition, their photos will be placed on the Suzuki Caribbean website, as well as the regional set-up magazine.

The Grassroot Tennis Club will next host the Karib Cable mixed doubles tournament next month. (RT)