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Hi-Lyte tennis serves off at Eric Bell Centre

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

The Hi-Lyte Best of the Best tennis tournament, which is designed to encourage high-school tennis, will serve off this morning at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre at 9 o'clock. The tournament, which is a team event for boys and girls, is being run by the Russell Tennis Academy and is sanctioned by Tennis Jamaica.

Competition will be in two classes, Division One and Division Two, and a round-robin format will be utilised. The Division One schools will be those who reached at least the semi-finals in the Mayberry Investments All-Island High Schools championships in 2014 and Division Two teams will be all other schools who participated, and any new team that plans to enter that tournament this year.

Some of the schools expected to participate are Division One girls Immaculate Conception, Campion College, Montego Bay High and Mount Alvernia High. Boys will be from Hillel Academy, Campion, Wolmer's and Ocho Rios High.

In Division Two, boys from Kingston College, Ardenne High, AISK, Wolmer's B, St George's College, Munro College and Jamaica College, will compete. Girls will be drawn from Immaculate B, AISK, Ocho Rios, St Andrew High, Holy Childhood High, Wolmer's and Ardenne High.

Tournament director David Sanguinnetti told The Gleaner yesterday that he expects keen competition between the schools. Teams, he said, will consist of a minimum of four players and up to a maximum of seven, and all matches will be first to six games. There will be no ad scoring, and a seven-point tie-breaker will be used instead. There will be three singles and two doubles.

Play this morning will start with the Division Two girls, Holy Childhood versus AISK at 9 o'clock followed by the Division Two boys, Munro versus Kingston College at 10 o'clock. The tournament ends on Sunday afternoon.