Despite the slow start due to rainy conditions on the opening weekend, the weather following was beautiful for tennis in the capital city. The Novice players wrapped up their final round-robin matches with first timers Sachin Puri and Daniel Razick being crowned the winners, while Philbert Clarke and Diana Bharat taking runner up position.
The crowd witnessed the upset of veteran Godfrey Squires and Jason Andrews at the hands of Khalif Gobin and William Spangler at 6-4 6-3. Both double partnerships were newly formed for the tournament but with powerful serves by Gobin and technical volleying by Spangler the team clenched the win.
They advanced to face the Glasgow brothers in the semi-finals. However, the team forfeited the match after being up 6-4 5-3 (40-40) at match point. Spangler could not contest the finals due to personal commitments.
In the same category of the Men’s Open Doubles, Leyland Leacock and Nicolas Fenty got a 6-3 6-1 win over Daniel Lopes and Phillip Squires. The finals of the Men’s Doubles will feature Nicolas Glasgow and Jason Glasgow coming up against Leyland Leacock and Nicolas Fenty.
In the women’s doubles, the mother/daughter combination of Shelly Daly Ramdyhan and Nicola Ramdyhan won against Denise Barrington and Kizzy Richmond at 6-3 6-2. Barrington and Richmond were former runner-ups and winners in the novice category who have made a commendable transition into the Ladies Open.
The Ramdyhan team later went on to beat Aretta Dey and Afruica Gentle 6-3 6-4 to win this year’s title. In the Men’s Over-35 category, Godfrey Lowden and Omar Persaud defeated Bo Arbogast and Albert Razick at 7-6 6-4.
This evening, the Mixed doubles will conclude at Le Resouevnir which starts at 18:30hrs sharp. Aretta Dey and Orande Dainty will be teaming up to challenge Leyland Leacock and Afruica Gentle.
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