Sukra downs Benjamin in marathon match
-as GBTI/GLTA Open tourney gets underway
Benedict Sukra defeated Kiemo Benjamin in a marathon opening match as the fourth the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA)/Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open Tournament got on the way last Thursday at the GBTI Recreational Facility in Bel Air.
Sukra and Benjamin answered calls from the sponsors and GLTA officials to make this year more competitive by playing for three hours in a fierce battle on the court that saw Sukra recording a 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 victory after being a set down.
It was a tough task for Sukra against a relaxed Benjamin who was more accurate with his serves and firm with his returns. However, screams of Yes! Yes! Yes! came from Sukra after he won the final set.