The Farfan and Mendes Junior Skill Level Tournament began on Tuesday at the Georgetown Club Inc. courts. First to serve off was Tiana Gomes against Romaro Muniram in a category G match up. After a run of three strong serves, Gomes pulled out ahead 3/0, but Muniram took charge thereafter and did not concede another point to take the first game 11/3. On similar form he secured the second game 11/2 to win the match 2/0.
Category D saw an even matchup between Teija Edwards and Beau Fernandes with their contest going to five games. It was anyone’s game as the girls battled it out with each having a strong run of points in their respective victories. Beau held out in the third for a 14/12 win but in the end Edwards pulled through to take the match 7/11, 11/6, 12/14, 11/6, 11/8.
In category B, recently returned Demetrius DeAbreu came up against the ever improving Mohryan Baksh and both entertained spectators with long rallies, superb drops and skilful returns. DeAbreu fought hard to fend off an eager Baksh, and after conceding a well-earned game to the younger player, emerged triumphant with an 11/4, 6/11, 11/7, 11, 7 win.
Also showing much improved form was Lucas Jonas against star player Abosaide Cadogan, as he surprisingly pushed her to the full five games. Jonas’s solid drives and powerful cross courts forced Cadogan to stretch herself and call upon her outstanding agility on court to keep ahead. Jonas was clever in placement and switched pace to wrong foot Cadogan, but she proved too much and secured her victory with well executed returns and great lengths; finishing up 11/7, 9/11, 11/6, 12/14, 11/4.
Louis DaSilva, Christiana Fernandes and the Persuad siblings; Dhiren and Aishani, were among the first night winners of the Farfan and Mendes 2018 Skill level tournament.
Play continues tomorrow evening from 6pm where the first matches of Category A and H will take place alongside the next bouts of the other categories.
Results of the matches played on Tuesday were as follows.
Abosaide Cadogan beat Lucas Jonas 11/7, 9/11, 11/6, 12/14, 11/4
Demetrius DeAbreu beat Mohryan Baksh 11/4, 6/11, 11/7, 11/7
Louis DaSilva beat Shiloh Asregado 11/7, 11/2, 11/5
Lajuan Munroe beat Joshua Verwey 11/4, 11/9, 11/5
Teija Edwards beat Beau Fernandes 7/11, 11/6, 12/14, 11/6, 11/8.
Dhiren Persaud beat Rayad Boyce 11/3, 11/4.
Aishani Persaud beat Arvin Seelall 8/11, 11/6, 12/10
Angel Rahim beat Lucas Persaud 10/12, 11/5, 11/8
Christiana Fernandes beat Malia Maikoo 11/6, 6/11, 11/3
Kaden Pynaendy beat Matthew Spooner 11/4, 11/8
Safirah Summer beat Noah Rahaman 11/5, 11/6
Grant Fernandes beat Malia Maikoo 11/8, 13/11
Grant Fernandes beat Kaden Pynaendy 11/7, 11/7
Brenno DaSilva beat Tristan Seereeram 11/2, 11/2
Romero Muniram beat Tiana Gomes 11/3, 11/2
Romero Muniram beat Brenno DaSilva 12/10, 11/4, 11/4
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