Bicknell vs Quaynor highlight Blue Mountain Caribbean Finals
What should be one of the keenest contested finals in the Blue Mountain Caribbean Open Tennis Championships that end today at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston will be the 18 and under match between 14-year-old Blaise Bicknell and 15-year-old Luke Quaynor.
Both play under the Jamaican flag, but Quaynor now lives in London. He and his two brothers have come to Jamaica for a series of tournaments this month, and have been doing very well. Both players were impressive yesterday in getting past their semi-final opponents.
First off the court was Bicknell, who had a thrilling match against Jean Phillipe Murray from St Lucia. There wasn't a dull moment in this encounter and both players had their moments of glory. Bicknell was more consistent with his service however, and won the crucial points when things got close. This gave him a well-earned victory, 6-3, 6-3.
Dwyer, who had to get past another Quaynor, Matthew, to make it to the semis, worked hard and had moments when things went his way. Quaynor was never in trouble serving, and was very consistent on both wings. He was always in control of the match, and ended up with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 victory.
In other matches, Damani Cain reached the finals of both the boys 16 and under by defeating Ryan Cox 6-0, 6-3 and the 14 and under with a runaway 6-0, 6-0 victory over Blake Shoucair. Jenna Harrison reached the finals of the girls 14 and under by defeating Katherine Dibbs 6-0,6-0, Savannah Thompson from Jamaica defeated Sekia Jones from Guyana 6-1, 6-1 in the girls 12 and under, and will meet Alyssa James, who defeated another Guyanese player Sarah Klautky 6-4, 6-2, in the finals.