Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rain hampers Catch tennis

OVER three hours of play were lost to rain on the second day of the Catch National Junior Tennis Championships yesterday at Eddie Taylor Public Courts, King George V Park, St Clair.

And as a result the two-day round-robin phase of the tournament was not completed by press time.

Matches were expected to be finished under lights in the under-10, 12 and 14 division for the knockout draws to begin today.

Emma Davis and Scott Hackshaw, who both represented the country in the regional pre-qualifying tournament for the World Junior Tournament last week in El Salvador, are the overwhelming favourites to retain the Under-14 crowns they won last year.

The Under-16 and 18 categories are straight knockout and Davis is the top seed and defending Under-16 champ. Tobagonian Kezia Koroma is seeded to win the Under-18 title, while Nabeel Mohammed is the top seed and defending champ in both the boys’ under-16 and 18 divisions.

The tournament is continuing on a daily basis until Thursday and first serve today is 9 a.m.