Gentle shares two double bagels in reaching semis

— Courts sponsored lawn tennis tournament

The country’s top junior lawn tennis players all recorded comprehensive victories over weekend, when the Courts junior tournament got underway at two venues around Georgetown.

Africa Gentle, Guyana’s 12-year old junior sensation blasted her way to two victories in the girls’ U18 division to progress to the semi-finals. Gentle defeated Diana Bharat 6-0, 6-0 and later returned to maul Joannah Ramsammy 6-0, 6-0 at the National Park.

Top seeded Nicola Ramdyhan joined Gentle in winners’ row after defeating Joannah Ramsammy 6-4, 7-6, 8-10 according to a press release from the Association.

Meanwhile, in the boys’ U18 division, senior players, Gavin Lewis, Craig Campbell and Daniel Lopes are all through to the semi-finals.

Lewis recorded victories against Craig Campbell 6-0, 6-1 and Judah Stephaney 6-2, 6-0, while Daniel Lopes saw off challenges from Khalif Gobin, 6-3, 6-0 and Akeem Bailey 6-0, 6-0. Campbell on the other hand ended the group play with two wins and one defeat. He fought off challenges from Shaquille Bourne 6-1, 6-0 and Judah Stephaney 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the semi-finals.

Campbell along with Lewis progressed from group one. In group two action Daniel Lopes played unbeaten defeating  Akeem Bailey 6-0, 6-0 and Keshon Reece 6-2, 6-0; Keshon Reece is also through to the semis.
The competition returns this weekend to the National Park and Racquet Center.

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