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Daneya Charles repeats

Daneya Charles repeats

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With three titles to her name, Daneya Charles was the obvious choice to take away the Challenge Trophy, the symbol of Junior Tennis achievement.{{more}}

Charles got the nod for the second year in succession, after she won the Girls Under-14 and Under-16 divisions, and teamed up with Junior Sportswoman for 2007, Halimah Michael, to win the Girls Under-14 Doubles in the C. K. Greaves First Caribbean International Bank Junior Tennis Tournament, which ended on December 20, at the National Tennis Centre at Villa.

Charles, a third form student of the Girls’ High School, in the process retained her Under-14 Singles and Doubles titles, feats she achieved in the 2007 version. Michael was also her sidekick in the Doubles play in 2007.

This time around, they whipped the duo of Simone Veira and Rhiana Bruce-Lyle.

Charles, en route to her singles triumphs, beat her doubles partner Michael, in the Under-14 finals, while Olivia Haslam failed to upstage her in the Under-16.

The Girls Under-10 champion was Sashaw Dublin, over Nyasha Creese, with the diminutive Jon Anthony Thomas the winner among the males of that age group, as Khamisi Bascombe had to settle for the runner up spot.

The Girls Under-12 Singles winner was Roberta Haslam over Paige Veira. Jymourn De Roche took the Boys title. He beat Zachery Williams in the final.

Rafai Bentick took the Boys Under-14, and Fabrice George, the Boys Under-16, at the expense of J’rai Joyette and Bentick, respectively.

Michelle Gun-Munro was the Girls Under-18 winner, over losing finalist Roxanne Russell. Duwane Thomas beat Shane Huggins to become the Boys Under-18 champion.

The pair of Bentick and Bradni Black secured the Boys Under-14 Doubles crown. They defeated Miles Dalrymple and Joyette.

Michelle Gun-Munro and Danielle Cupid won the Girls Under-18 Doubles over Olivia Haslam and Russell. That title among the males went to Shane Huggins and Justin Gun Munro, who beat George and Damani Taylor into the runner up spot.

The Most Improved Under-14 Female Player was adjudged to be Roberta Haslam, and De Roche took the boys award.

Darlymple was adjudged the Most Improved Male Player among the Under-18s, and Bruce-Lyle took the award for the females.

Eighty young tennis players drawn from the Bonan Tennis School, X-Cel Tennis Academy, Great Head Tennis Academy and those coached privately contested the tournament which lasted six days.

Andy Bentick was the tournament’s director. (RT)