Friday, December 15, 2017

Father and son still alive at 'Tranquil'

PETER MOORE and his son and both Davidson brothers are among the players who will be battling for places today in the men's singles draw of the BG T&T Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament at the club's courts, Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain.

The two-day qualifying event will conclude today and the two-week clay-court tournament will officially serve off next Saturday afternoon.

Twenty four players were selected automatically for the men's singles draw and the eight remaining places will be filled today.

There are 16 players left in the qualifying draw and the winners of this morning's eight matches will advance.

The majority of the players left are juniors, but Moore is still alive and the veteran will do battle with Keshan Moonasar.

Moore's son, Leslie, a former prominent junior, will square off against Kheron Ward.

The list of players battling for qualifying places also includes Davidson siblings, Jabari and Jelani.

After struggling to make up a women's singles main draw for many years, organisers are experiencing a women's singles qualifying event for the first time in over two decades.

Sixteen of them began play yesterday and four will qualify today to join the 12 already selected for the main draw. First serve is 9 a.m.