The Easter Clash served off with exciting first round matches from the junior athletes all playing for spots in the main draw. 

The tournament served off with a great start and perfect weather at the National Tennis Centre in Beausejour today as we saw the athletes take to the courts first round boys and girls 10 & under.  Kurlissa Charles student of the Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School swept past Neffertari Goddard in straight sets 4-0 4-0. Also, Samuella Bertrand student of the Balata Combined School defeated Imara-Marie Fadlien Fevriere 4-0 5-4. In the boys 10 & under Kimari Felix student of the R.C. Boys Primay defeated Jehlani Flermius in straight sets 4-0 4-2.

In the second round in the boys 12 & under we saw Sanjay Lake who attends the Methodist Primary breezed past Immanuel Charles in straight sets 4-0 4-0. Andretti George student of The Montessori Centre also made light work of Aiden Rosemond in straight sets 4-1 4-0. Aayush Sharma pulled a win against Azari George sealing it off in three sets 4-1 2-4 10-5. 

Also on court this afternoon the U14 Champion of the Independence Tennis Tournament Jaelyn Henry made light work of Annakie Arlette defeating her in straight sets 4-0 4-0. Amia Jn Marie also won in straight sets against Anaiah Bousquet 4-1 4-1. McCarvy Cyril got the best of Ishaan Sharma in straight sets 4-0 4-0. Brianna Jn Baptiste student of the St. Joseph's Convent defeated Luna Cadet in straight sets 4-0 4-0.

One men's open match was played today Thaddeus Emile who defeated Jivan Joseph 6-0 6-0. 

In the Senior Women category Phillisia Joseph plays Salvia Justin who did not get a chance to complete the match due to light rain. Joseph had won the first set 4-0. This match is to be continued tomorrow. 

Ahlil Cyril
Ahlil Cyril
Kurlissa Charles
Kurlissa Charles

HIGHLIGHT MATCH OF THE DAY- Match of the day is Ahlil Cyril vs Nathanael Charles

Winning first round matches is critical in competition especially defeating ones opponent in straight sets love all. This was Alhil Cyril's goal as he played his first match today defeating Nathanael Charles in straight sets 4-1 4-2. Cyril was very upset after the match, bearing in mind he won, he was just unable to show any enthusiasm or excitement. When asked he said he wanted to beat his opponent love all. He is a very determined student athlete with a passion and special drive for the sport. He sets his goals high and works hard at attaining them. When asked what is the plan for the rest of the tournament he said "it hasn't changed, LOVE ALL."

 Charles on the other hand played very competitively and aggressively keeping his composure winning quick points in the rallies but making far too many unforced errors making Cyril's job easier.  Both boys played awesome tennis!

Play continues at the Tennis Centre tomorrow Saturday 9th April with the continuation of the Round Robin matches. At the end of the day main draw spots will be claimed! 

We encourage the public to come out and support the athletes as they play hard, work hard and try their best to remain focus on their quest to the championship round which is the final in their respective categories. 

The Tennis Association expresses gratitude to The Oliver Gobat Sports Fund (TOGS) and The Corner Boutique and Cafe for your continuous support given to tennis and the development of our athletes.