Andrew Harris, Sunday Gleaner Writer
Marlon HoSang claimed the Class Three category at the recent Wata Amateur Tennis Champion-ships, defeating Mark Gibbs 6-4, 6-3. The championships, which took place at the Liguanea Club, ended on August 31.
HoSang, who described the match as being very tough, capitalised on the errors made by Gibbs to emerge victorious.
"He was serving hard and volleying well and it was pretty difficult," expressed HoSang.
He added: "I kept the ball in play and he started making errors and I took my chance."
Garth Darby won Class Two after Leopold Fungsang retired after losing the first set 6-1. Darby, who had a previous victory over Fungsang, went into the match very confident.
"I was very comfortable," said Darby. "I defeated Leopold (Fungsang) the last time I played him, so I was confident going into the final."
In other results, Yussuf Migoko was crowned the men's Class One champion after getting past number two ranked junior player Andrew Bicknell. Migoko won 6-4 6-3.
"I knew I was playing the number-two junior and he would have a lot of energy and would try to work me a lot, so I played my game and kept charge of the net and closed out the points," expressed Migoko.
"He's a very talented kid with good defensive shots, so he kept me on my toes," Migoko added.
Tournament director Llockett McGregor said he was pleased with the competitive edge displayed by the players and was happy with the overall participation.
"It was a good event, one in which the players did well and each match was up to standard and quite entertaining," McGregor said.
Jermaine Brown, Wata sponsorship manager, said it was good to see a mixture of young and old participating in the tournament. He also reaffirmed his company's continued support of the championships.