Johnson in Hi-Pro tennis final
Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
Jamaica's top male tennis player, Damion Johnson, is yet to drop a set in the second staging of the Hi-Pro Ace Supercenter Tennis Open which concludes today with the playing of the final for both men and women at the Liguanea Club.
Johnson, who is ranked second in the competition, marched into the final after yesterday beating Vaughn Wilson in straight sets 6-2, 7-5. This win followed earlier round victories over fourth seed Dominic Pagon (6-2, 6-2) and Julius Biggs (6-0, 7-5).
Johnson was beaten in last year's final by winner Devin Mullings of The Bahamas. At press time last night, the semi-final between top seed Oliver Sarjous of Haiti and Jamaica's Dwayne Pagon was still on court.
The eventual winner of the men's final, which is slated for 6:30 this evening, will walk away with US$4,000 (Ja $356,665).
On the women's side, number-two seed, Ffion Fletcher, eased into the final after dismissing Michealann Denton in straight sets during their semi-final encounter yesterday. Fletcher won 6-2, 6-2 to book her place in this afternoon's final set for 5 o'clock.
At press time, number-one seed Simone Brown and number-three seed Phadria Kepple were battling for the right to oppose Fletcher for the female purse of US$1,100 (J$98,082).