Johnson, Knight win General Accident tennis titles

April 16, 2016
Ian Allen/Photographer Damion Johnson

Damion Johnson and Shaneka Knight took top honours in the General Accident Open Tennis Championships, which ended at Liguanea Club, New Kingston, on Monday.

The weeklong tournament attracted 120 participants and produced competitive tennis throughout.

The final battle, between Johnson and former Davis Cup captain Dwayne Pagon, went to three sets and had the crowd cheering repeatedly. Johnson eventually prevailed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

In the female final, Knight, seeded at number two, proved too powerful for number-one seed Ffion Fletcher, winning 6-4, 6-1.

Pagon, who had an excellent tournament, won the Men's Professional, 35 or older, defeating Yussuf Migoko 6-0, 6-2.

The Johnson versus Pagon clash produced the most exciting and competitive tennis of the tournament. Pagon, back to his old form, pushed the number-two ranked Jamaica player all the way. Johnson had consistently good all-round court play throughout. Pagon, though losing his service games numerous times, showed remarkable resilience and refused to capitulate.

Daniel Hill won the Top 16 Invitational Junior Doubles event with 22 points. Cole McNair was runner-up with 16 points. Karl James won the Members Invitational with nine points from Peter Berry with eight.

The Liguanea Club team of David and Stephen Shirley and Stephen Steele won the Club Team competition.

The Oaklands team of Leighton Burton, Lloyd Nelson and Garth Darby were runners-up. Matthew Rodriguez and Kobi Wilcott won the Sportsmanship awards.

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