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.