The Pinehill Lucelec National Independence Tennis Tournament continued on Friday with exciting matches in the men and women open category. Jean Philippe Murray junior national player who has been away at school in the U.S returns on a winning record facing Stephan Anuis in the open category defeating him 6-1 6-1 and later on went on to defeat Pascal Laurencine player from the Martinique team with the same score 6-1 6-1. Laurencine defeated Eshem Edward in straight sets 6-3 6-4.

Women Open player Iesha Emile #2 ranked in St. Lucia defeated Laurie Weismann from Martinique in three sets. Weismann secured the first set in a tie break 7-3 and Emile went on to win the second set 7-5. Emile won the third set 6-1. Later on Emile went on to defeat Marie Flore Louis from Martinique in straight sets 7-5 6-2.

The juniors started play in the afternoon first on court 14 & under national player Arden Rosemond defeated Nathan Elliott in straight sets 4-0 4-0, Saige Charlemagne defeated Saneil Bernard in the boys 16s draw. Charlemagne won the first set 4-2 with Bernard getting a remarkable comeback winning the second set 4-1. The deciding set which was a super tiebreak was dominated by Charlemagne 10-5. Joey Angeloni defeated Oscar Garcia 4-0 4-0. Alysa Elliot #1 seed in the girls 12s draw defeated Latoya Murray without difficulty in straight sets 4-1 4-0. Aidan Bousquet defeated Gordan Foster in straight sets 4-1 4-0. Bousquet is the #1 seed in the boys 18s draw.

The Men and women took to the courts later that evening. Clent Mitchel defeated Dean White in straight sets 6-2 6-2. Maxx William with no difficulty defeated Ky-Mani Sumra in straight sets 6-0 6-0. Sumra didn’t win any games. Alexandre Gaetan outstanding player from the French team defeated Jonathan Gladding in straight sets 6-2 6-1, he also went on to defeat Randolph Rosemond in straight sets  Daneil Nunez new on the scene has had a winning record defeating Ky-Mani Sumra in straight sets 6-1 6-1, he also defeated Gregory Cooper 6-1 6-0. In the women draw Netanya Faissal and Aviona Edmund played Laurie Weismann from Martinique and were defeated in straight sets.

The Tennis Association thanks all supporters and encourages to public to support our local heroes.


Aviona Edmund

The Pinehill Lucelec National Independence Tennis Tournament served off yesterday with exciting match play.



Saige Charlemagne

Players took to the courts yesterday at the National Tennis Centre as the first round of the Pinehill National Independence Tennis Tournament served off. In the 14 & under category junior national player Saige Charlemagne defeated Jason Hunte in straight sets 5-4 4-1, Nathan Elliott defeated Charles Greenidge in straight sets also 4-2 4-0 and Petterson George defeated Ryan Nathaniel 4-2 2-4 10-8. In the girls Latoya Murray defeated Lailah Mathurin 4-1 4-1.

In the boys 12 & under Orlando Augustin secured victory against his opponent Cheyne Louis 4-2 4-0.

In the girls 12 & under Mahkya Suffren in her debut 12 & under match defeated Brianna Jn. Baptiste 5-3 4-1, Alannah Bousquet defeated Natasha Charles 4-0 4-0, Alysa Elliott had her way with Amara Jn. Marie defeating her 4-0 4-0.


Jorja Mederick former national 12 & under # 1 player has moved to under 14s with her undefeated record to date. She defeated Aviona Edmund in the girls 16 & under 5-4 4-0 10-7.

National 18 & under female champion Meggan William has decided to sit out in the 18s female category and play against the men in the open category, her first match was against Ricardo Francois where she is currently leading up one set 6-3 and the score is tied in the second set 1-1, the match continues today we will keep you updated with the final result. Gaetan Alexandre defeated member of the Martinique team who entered the tournament defeated National 18 & under player Nicholas St. John in the open category in straights 6-1 6-1. Jonathan Gladding last year’s finalist in the senior men’s category defeated Randolph Rosemond in straight sets 6-2 6-1. Maxx William only 14 years old and entered the open category defeated Gregory Cooper 6-0 6-0, very outstanding score for William.

Iesha Emile defeated Laurie Weissmann player from the Martinique Team in a tough match. Weissmann won the first set 7-6 with Emile struggling to win the second 7-5. The deciding set was secured by Emile 6-1.

Rain delayed play until the morning with French player Pascal Laurencine defeating Eshem Edward in straight sets 6-3 6-4. Jean Philippe Murray defeated Stephan Anuis 6-1 6-1.

Play continues today in the Pinehill Lucelec National Independence Tennis Tournament. The SLTAI wishes to thank Peter & Company Distributions for their gratitude shown to us and Lucelec for their long beneficial partnership and support over the years. We encourage the public to come support our local icons, junior stars as they take to the courts raising the flag for St. Lucia.