Mayberry tennis champions set fire to the court
The sixth staging of the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Championships took place at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre on Picadilly Road in Kingston over the weekend.
Damani Cain and Michaela Stephens were the toast on the final day of competition on Sunday when they captured the boys and girls' 16 and under titles, respectively. In the boys' 16 and under final, Cain defeated Keyondre Clarke 6-0 and 7-5 for the title, while in the girls' equivalent, Stephens beat Jenna Harrison 6-2 and 7-5 for the win. Dominic Lopez whipped Janah Leo-Rhynie 8-2 in the boys' 16 and under consolation.
Over in the boys' 14 and under, Blake Shoucair got by Russell Fairman 7-5 and 6-2 for the victory.
"We are pleased to have completed another successful staging of the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Championships. Over the years, we've been treated to quality tennis on display by some of the top juniors around the country, producing highly competitive matches. This year was no different. We applaud Llockett McGregor, our tournament director, for putting together this event, and thank the team from Tennis Jamaica who provided its usual support," explained Anika Jengelley, VP of marketing, Mayberry Investments.
VOTE OF THANKS
"We would like to thank all the players who participated in this year's championships. Thanks also to the parents, family and friends who came out to support the players, and hearty congratulations to all the winners. We believe that tennis as a sport in Jamaica is trending upwards, and we will do what we can to continue in the development of the sport and its young players," added Jengelley
In the girls' 14 and under, Alicia Pairman defeated Peta-gaye Graham 3-0 and 2-1. In other results, Joshua Haye crushed Jahmarie Swan 6-0 and 6-10 to take the boys' 12 and under crown, and in the girls' 12 and under consolation, Daniil Moe easily brushed aside Dimitri Silvera 8-1.