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McGregor impressed with turnout at Gas Pro Tennis

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
John Azar crouches to make a return during the Boys’ 16 final against Damani Cain at the Gas Pro Open Junior Tennis Championship final at Liguanae Club yesterday. Azar won 6-0, 7-5.

Gas Pro Open Junior Tennis Championship tournament director Llockett McGregor described the event that concluded at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston yesterday as "successful".

"The two-day tournament was a success due to the turnout of players from here as well as overseas," McGregor told The Gleaner.

"We have seen new talent emerging, and they are now getting ready for the upcoming summer series, both local and international," he disclosed.

"The Gas Pro tournament also assisted in giving players' ranking (opportunities) in order to gain selection on national teams," McGregor also informed.

He thanked the sponsors for their commitment to the sport.

"This is the fifth year that Gas Pro is sponsoring the tournament and we hope they will continue," he added.

In the boys' 16 and under final, John Azar beat Damani Cain 6-0, 7-5 to take the title.


Azar, who has not played locally for eight months, was pleased with his game.

"It was a tough game in my first tournament here in eight months. Now, I will be looking ahead to Damian Johnson's tournament later this month," Azar said.

In other results yesterday, Moesha Fox beat Mia Minott 3-6, 6-3, 12-10 for the girls' 14 and under title; while Jenna Harrison defeated Selena Blythe 7-5, 2-6, 10-1 in the girls 16 and under final.