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Over 70 juniors for Hi-Lyte Open

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 5:00 AMMarc Stamp

The sixth annual Hi-Lyte Sport Mixx/Junior Open Tennis Championship will serve off tomorrow and end on Sunday with several of the island's top players in action at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston.

The tournament is expected to attract more than 70 of the nation's emerging tennis players vying for awards in the boys and girls' 10, 12 14 and 16 age groups.

"We want to thank Hi-Lyte Sport Mixx for once again coming on board in support of tennis in Jamaica. This is a very important tournament at this time as the players are coming out in efforts to improve their respective rankings," Llockett McGregor, tournament director, said at the launch yesterday morning at the Liguanea Club.

"This year, we expect more than 70 kids and we are looking forward to a very competitive tournament, starting on Saturday," McGregor outlined.

commitment to sports

Among the players expected to compete are former Under-10 champion Alyssa James, Kayla Stephenson and Gena Harris in the girls' categories, while Johnny Azar and Daniel Hill are registered to participate in the two-day tournament.

Meanwhile, Johnny Bailey, Hi-Lyte Sport Mixx brand sales and marketing manager, said his company is committed to the development of sports in Jamaica.

"Hi-Lyte is always here to help in the development of sports. We want to thank the officials, players and others for the hard work they put in," Bailey said.