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