UPDATE ON TEAM ST LUCIA IN BARBADOS AT THE C.O.WILLIAMS U14 & U12 TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Denney Estava and Amia Jn Marie tops the U12 table in the round robin stage comfortably advancing to the Main draw. McCarvy Cyril also claims his spot in the main draw of the boys U14 category after losing his first round match and bouncing right back.
There was a lot of celebration last weekend, as St. Lucian tennis players are making waves in Barbados. Three 12 & Under athletes comfortably advanced to the main draw of the C.O. Williams COTECC U12 & U14 Tennis Tournament namely; Denney Estava student of the Gros-Islet Primary School, Amia Jn Marie student of the Gros-Islet Primary School, and Alhil Cyril student of the Carmen Rene Memorial Primary School advanced to the main of the U12 category.
Amia Jn Marie defeated Barbadian Gabriella Prince in straight sets 4-1 4-0. She then went on to defeat Cyra Ramcharan from Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets 4-04-2.
Denney Estava have not lost a set thus far standing tall above the rest. He breezed past Travis Licorish from Barbados in straight sets 4-0 4-2, then defeated Alex Sharma from Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 4-0. His last Round Robin match was Aayush Sharma from St. Lucia with a 4-0 4-0 victory.
Late arrival Ahlil Cyril who came straight off his flight with fire underneath his feet defeated Nathanael Lawrence from St. Vincent in straight sets 4-0 4-0. He then went on to defeat Adam King from Barbados in a very close match 3-5 4-0 10-7. It was very inspiring to see Cyril fight for every point in the last set and the team cheering him on as he kept on pumping through point by point. His whole demeanor was that of a champion even when he was down in the tie break retaining an aura of dominance claiming the match. His last singles was contested against Nicholas Abraham from Trinidad & Tobago where he dominated the match winning in straight sets 4-1 4-0.
We also had Immanuel Charles student of the Gros-Islet Primary School who played Trinidadian in the boys U12 Jace Leon losing in straight sets 4-1 4-0. Charles also lost his second match in straight sets 4-0 4-0 to Oliver Harragin another player from Trinidad & Tobago.
Sanjay Lake student of the Gros-Islet Primary School also put up a good fight in his first singles against Ammon Archer from Barbados losing in straight sets 4-2 4-2. He bounced back in second match defeating Shaul Alleyne from Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets 4-0 4-0.
Andretti George from The Montessori Centre had a tough start as this was his very first match on the regional scene. He lost in straight sets to Zach King from Barbados 4-0 4-0. He was more settled in the second match still lost but gave a much better account of himself. He lost to in straight sets 5-3 5-3.
Aayush Sharma from the Montessori Centre also had a good run as this was his first regional event. He lost in straight sets to Alex Sharma from Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 4-0. Sharma then played Travis Licorish from Barbados losing in straight sets 4-1 4-1. He did not advance to the main draw but will continue playing to try to claim the back draw title.
In the boys U14s boys McCarvy Cyril from the Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School is the only main draw player advancing. Cyril lost his first match to Barbadian Player Dimitri Kirton in straight sets 4-0 4-0. He then defeated Mathew Owen from St Kitts & Nevis 4-2 4-0. Cyril has been bale to keep his composure thus far after defeating Aaron Suerbo from Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets 4-1 5-3. Later on he was back at it breezing past Llewellyn York from Barbados in straight sets 4-0 4-1.
Others boys 14s were Nathanael Charles from the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School losing both singles in straight sets. Ishaan Sharma also lost both singles in straight sets . They will be playing in the consolation round where they will still attain points for regional ranking.
Thus far the athletes are satisfied with their performances as Tennis in St. Lucia has begun to excel regionally again. We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them all the best tomorrow as the main draw first round matches will be contested. We will keep you updated with their progress.