GBTI Tennis Open… Top seeds Miller and Downes score easy wins
Top seeds in the Men’s Open Category at the GBTI Open Jeremy Miller and Anthony Downes both progressed to the second round with 6-1 6-0 victories over junior players Seanden David Longe and Khalif Gobin respectively when play continued on Wednesday evening.
Miller and Downes who were last year’s finalists used their experience to win convincingly against their junior opponents who played well but could not convert games.
In doubles action in the Ladies draw Krystal Sukra/Nicola Ramdyhan were able to turn back the first time pairing of Aruna Ramrattan/Thi Fernandes 7-5 6-4 as they displayed better teamwork and confidence with their play and game plan.
The same happened in the Men’s Doubles where Gilbert Barckoy/Leyland Leacock advanced at the expense of Godfrey Lowden/Sandeep Chand 7-5 7-5. Mario Niamatalli was able to turn back the challenge of Rudy Grant in their Men’s Over 35 encounter in three evenly contested sets.
Friday (today) will see some exciting matches especially in the Men’s Doubles where the top men’s players Jeremy Miller and Anthony Downes will team up with Jason Andrews and Andre Lopes respectively in their matchup
Friday game schedule
Ladies Singles Aruna Ramrattan vs Thi Fernandes
Men’s Singles Rudy Grant vs Gavin Lewis
Men’s Doubles Anthony Downes/Andre Lopes vs Jeremy Miller/Jason Andrews
Men’s Doubles Andre Erskine/Nicholas Fenty vs Nicholas Glasgow/Jason Glasgow
Men’s over 35 Singles Gilbert Barckoy vs Albert Madramootoo
Ladies Doubles Krystal Sukra/Nicola Ramdhyan defeated Aruna Ramrattan/Thi Fernandes 7-5 6-4.
Men’s Over 35 Singles Mario Niamatali defeated Rudy Grant 2-6 6-2 11-9
Men’s Doubles Gilbert Barckoy/Leyland Leacock defeated Godfrey Lowden/Sandeep Chand 7-5 7-5
Men’s Singles Jeremy Miller (1) defeated Seanden David Longe 6-1 6-0
Men’s Singles Anthony Downes (2) defeated Khalif Gobin 6-1 6-0