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Georgia Club wins Jamaica's only grass court tennis tournament

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Custos Paul Muschett (right), captain of The Georgia Tennis and Country Club, receives the winner's trophy. In the background are Tony Gambrill (left), non-playing captain of the Racquet-eers Tennis Club, and Collin Gallant, scorekeeper extraordinaire.
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Jamaica's only annual grass court tennis tournament was surprisingly and convincingly won by The Georgia Tennis and Country Club on Saturday, November 8, 2014, in its match against the once talented Racquet-eers Tennis Club from Kingston. The Georgia Club was captained by the Custos of Trelawny, Hon Paul Muschett. The Racquet-eers were captained by non-playing captain Tony Gambrill (seen gesticulating in photo). The Georgia team consisted of Tom Hall, James Ransome, Andrew Hopwood, Andrew Todd, Karl Hendriks and Annabelle Todd, whilst the defeated Racquet-eers team was made up of Everton Morgan, Norman and Merrick Marshall, Richard Gomes, William Tatham, Frankie Chalifour and its excellent lone lady, Rosie McIver. The tournament organisation was professionally carried out by Collin Gallant (referee and scorekeeper), Sheona Muschett, Dimps Gallant and Monica Ladd. "The result was all due to chikungunya. These players from the country seem to be immune. Next year, we will have a healthier team and are bound to win," commented Tony Gambrill.