Number one seed Anthony Downes continued his impressive run in the Assuria Open Tennis Classic by
defeating Sandeep Chand 6-0, 6-2 in their quarterfinals matchup at the Nash Tennis Court. Downes had earlier reached the quarterfinals with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Oswin Coggins, whilst Chand got by talented junior Keenan Persaud 4-6 6-1 6-3.
The match started off with Downes holding serve and then immediately going ahead by securing two service breaks to take a 5-0 lead. The match was much closer after then as both players engaged in some lengthy rallies and serve and volley tactics. Downes upped his intensity further in the second set by serving a few aces and hitting an increased number of forehand winners after being tied 2 -2.
Downes pushed ahead and closed off the set by winning the critical points to advance for a semifinal matchup with junior player Mark Mc Donald, who is making his first semifinal appearance after his opponent Phillip Squires withdrew from the tournament.
In the other half of the draw, Daniel Lopes is scheduled to take on second seed Leyland Leacock. Both players are regulars in semifinals and a keen contest is expected after they both secured comprehensive wins to advance.
Over at the Le Resouvenir Tennis Court, veteran Carlos Adams secured a 6-0 6-1 win over attorney at law Sanjeev Datadin who made a successful return to competitive tennis by reaching the semifinals. The match was anything but what the final scoreline suggested as several games went to multiple deuces which saw the crafty Adams pulling off the critical points.
Adams is scheduled to face arch rival Godfrey Lowden in the finals of the Over-35 category as the tournament winds down. Adams will also be competing against Lowden in the Men’s Over-45 finals after blasting away Sanjeev Datadin 6-0, 6-2 in the Semis. Lowden received a walk over from Anthony Ameerally in the other half of the semis.
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