Quaynor brothers off to good start in All Jamaica Junior tennis championships
More than 80 of Jamaica's top junior players started the quest for titles in the Access Financial Services Junior All Jamaica Tennis Championships, which served off yesterday at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre at Piccadilly Road in Kingston.
Competition is for boys in the age 12 and under-14, under-16, and under-18 categories. Girls are competing in the under-14, under-16, and under-18 categories.
Three overseas-based players, the three Quaynor brothers from London, have entered the tournament and have already sent out danger signals by winning all their first-round matches. The three are Matthew, 16; Luke, 15; and Louis, 13. Their father, Stephen, is a former top junior, player in Jamaica.
Looking ominous in their matches yesterday, Matthew defeated Ruben Pinchas 6-0, 6-0 in the boys 18 and under.
Louis defeated Zidan Plummer 6-0, 6-1, also in the boys 18 and under. Louis then scored another victory when he defeated Jordan Luck 6-1, 6-1 in their boys 16-and-under match. Not to be left out of the equation, Luke defeated Jason Lawson 6-2, 6-0 in the boys 18 and under.
In other matches yesterday, Oscar Burrowes defeated Gregory Spencer 6-3, 6-0 in the boys 18 and under; Matthew James defeated David Seivright 6-1, 6-1; and Alexander Bicknell defeated Joshua Graveney 6-3, 6-1 in the boys 14-and-under category.
Among the girls, Jenna Harrison, who is seeded number two in the girls 14 and under, had an easy passage against Alessi Freckleton, defeating her 6-0, 6-0; and Alyssa James also cruised to an easy victory in this age group with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Jessica Gentles.
Competition continues today, starting at 9 a.m., and several of the top-seeded players are expected to make their debut in the competition.