Blue Mountain Caribbean Junior tennis enters semi-finals

July 14, 2016
file Blaise Bicknell

The London-based Quaynor brothers, who have been making their mark on the local tennis scene over the past two weeks, featured prominently in three matches yesterday, as players fought for semi-final spots in the Blue Mountain Caribbean Tennis Tournament, which is being held at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. Play continues today at 9 a.m.

Big brother Matthew Quaynor went up against highly ranked Cliff Dwyer, and both players put some of their best tennis on show. It was close going all the way, but consistency paid off in the long run, and Dwyer took the match 3-6, 6-3 and 10-8 by winning the super-tiebreak.

Another Quaynor, 13-year-old Louis, was involved in a match that was also exciting and hard fought against Jean Phillipe Murray from St Lucia.

Murray won the first set 6-4, but was broken a few times to lose the second set 6-2. In the super tiebreaker, Murray prevailed 10-7.

Later in the day, Luke Quaynor, 15, another brother, had a fairly easy and straight forward victory over Callum Theaker from the Cayman Islands, winning 6-2, 6-0. He moved into the semi-finals which will start today.

One of the favourites in the tournament Blaise Bicknell showed good form as he took out Mario Campbell in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

In the girls section, Katherine Dibbs defeated Mia Sampson 7-6, 6-3. Jenna Harrison had an easy victory over Kobi Wilcott 6-0, 6-0 to put herself into a challenging position for the 16 and under title.

A good match slated for today is the clash between Blaise Bicknell and Jean Phillipe Murray, and Myles Harrison versus Callum Thacker from the Cayman Islands.

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