Mayberry Open tennis a big success
The fifth staging of the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Championships kicked off on Saturday October 29 with more than 80 players competing for the grand prize trophy.
There was non-stop action on the courts at the Liguanea Club as participants played their best games over two days.
"We saw some good competition, especially in the first round of matches. The level of competition in terms of the juniors' development has been great, the results have been impressive, and the match points are really close," Acting Tournament Director Kimberly McGregor said.
"We are, indeed, impressed with the level of skills the players are displaying. I've seen growth and improvement in a lot of the players. This year, the tournament has grown. Last year, we had a little over 60 participants and I'm happy more young persons are getting involved with tennis."
Winning their second-round matches in the boys' U-12 age group, Jordan Vaz (8-0), Jairdon Duval (8-3), Arjan Trehan (8-1), and Nathan Chin (8-7), will advance to the semi-finals. Topping the boys U-14 are Cole McNair (8-2), Alexander Chin (8-5), Ryan Muir (8-0) and Joshua Graveney (8-0). Moving to the semi-finals in the boys' U-16 group are Tyrese Grant (8-3), Gerry Hunter (8-0), Mario Campbell (8-4), and Ryan Cox (8-0). The boys' U-18 winners advancing to the semis are Gregory Spencer (8-1), Aman Chantani (8-0), Ruben Pinchas and Daniel Hill (w-o).
In the girls' U-14 age group Moesha Fox won (8-1) with Savannah Thompson (8-7), Katherine Dibbs (8-0) and Alvssa James (8-4) advancing to the semi-finals. Advancing to the semis from the girls U-16 are Haley McNair (8-4), Kobi Wilcott (8-0), Aliyah Forsythe (w-o), and Kailey Chin.