National Independence Tennis Tournament-Results Day 4


Ahlil Cyril Champion of the green ball from the Exel Tennis Academy in St. Vincent

Play continued at the National Tennis Centre today with exciting matches from our juniors.

In the orange ball category Andretti George from VL Tennis Academy secured his position in the final defeating Jordyn Bishamber student of the Acers Tennis Academy 6-2. Sanjay Lake will be George's adversary in the final after Lake secured his win against Kyle Michel-Francois earlier 6-4. In doubles Jordyn Bishamber teamed up with Sanjay Lake as they took on Reggie Weeks and Dante Joseph. Lake and Bishamber secured the championship as they defeated their opponents in straight sets 5-2 4-2.

In the girls 14s Consolation final Alejandra Charles was victorious over Ebony Nicholas defeating her in straight sets 4-1 4-0. Alysa Elliott breezed her way to the final defeating Eridania Mcvane 6-0 6-0. Latoya Murray is her opponent for the championship after Murray defeated Amara Jn Marie in a very close match on centre court with Murray barely securing the first set in a tie break (7-5). Jn Marie won the second set 6-4. The deciding super tie break was secured by Murray 10-7.

Navit Isaac placed herself at the top of her group after getting the best of Nadjema Morille today in straight setsin the girls 18s. Isaac will go on to face Jeanik Blanchard in the semi-final. Jace Leon also was victory defeating Dana Alfred in straight sets.

In the boys 16s Aaron Gerald got the best of Corey Charles in straight sets 6-2 6-3, Arden Rosemond also defeated Charles in straight sets. Petterson George got the best of Aaron Gerald in straight sets 6-2 6-4.

The open category started today with exciting first round matches from our seniors and juniors. Number one seed in the draw Ricardo Francois fell to the racquet of junior player in a quick sweep from Joey Angeloni 6-0 6-0. In other open matches played Ajaunie Scott defeated Thaddeus Emile in straight sets 6-4 6-1. On the women's side Aviona Edmund got the best of Nadjema Morille.

Matches continues at the National Tennis Centre today quarters and semis happening in all categories. On behalf of the Tennis Association we thank Digicel and Lucelec for their continued support to the development of our players island-wide. We also wish to thank all parents, coaches and the tournament team officials for making this event the success that it is every year.  


In the green ball final hailing from the Exel Tennis Academy in St. Vincent Ahlil Cyril claimed the championship defeating Jaelyn Henry student of the Blanchard's Tennis Academy and the Camille Henry Memorial School. Henry was head-to-head with Cyril the entire match leading in the first set 3-1, Cyril was able to make a remarkable come-back securing the first set 5-3.

Jaelyn Henry
Jaelyn Henry

 He continued dominating in the second set with Henry again not giving up fighting through-out every point. Henry was very focussed, strategic and composed throughout but was forced to succumb at 4-2 in the second set. Ahlil Cyril was declared champion of the Green ball category by chair umpire Ricardo Francois. 

Ahlil Cyril
Ahlil Cyril

In green ball doubles Cyril partnered with Sanjay Lake to face Henry and Amia Jn. Marie. The all-boys team was able to claim the first set 5-3. The two girls Henry and Jn. Marie were very competitive synchronizing perfectly, claimed the second set swiftly 4-1. Pressured Lake and Cyril was able to keep it together to snatch the gold medal winning in the super tie break 10-7. The boys Lake and Cyril won in three sets 5-3 1-4 (10-7). They were declared champions by chari umpire Iesha Emile.