Khawn Rodney squandered a set and a second set lead to lose in three games to Bobby Adelson when the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Open lawn tennis tournament commenced at the GBTI courts last week.
According to a press release, Rodney won the first set 6-4 and led 4-1 in the second before Adelson staged a comeback to win the second set 7-5 in the tiebreak before running away with the match via a 6-1 third set triumph.
Earlier, at the opening of the tournament, GBTI’s Marketing Manager, Pamela Binda, expressed the bank’s commitment to the development of tennis in Guyana adding that the outcome of tournaments such as the GBTI Open, indicated whether the sport was developing or not.
Assistant co-ordinator of the event, Daniel Lopes said the tournament attracted some 136 entrants in the 11 categories and expressed the desire for good sportsmanship while GLTA Tournament Committee chairman, Robert Bostwick provided the attendees with the recent history of the annual tournament.
Boys Open singles round of 32: Mark McDonald def Adesh Khayyam 6-0, 6-0, Joshua Kalekyezi def Vadeanand Resaul 6-0, 6-0, Keenan Persaud def Malik Williams w/o, Jeevan Dalip def Michaia Andrews w/o, Vijay Sharma def Ariel Khan 6-0, 6-0, Viraj Sharma def Shimron Lewis 6-1, 6-0
Girls Open Singles Qtrs: Shivani Persaud def Margaret Subryan 6-3, 6-2, Ciara Pooran def Alana Chung w/o, Sarah Klautky def Nathalie Ramdyhan 6-0, 6-1, Kalyca Fraser def Charlese Adam w/o
Men’s Open Singles Round of 32: Bobby Adelson def Khawn Rodney 4-6,7-6(7/5),6-1, Stephen Bailey def Philbert Clarke 6-4,6-0, Mark McDonald def Bishan Dalip 6-4,3-6, 6-1, Nicholas Glasgow def Martin Campbell w/o, Daniel Lopes def Leroy Chapman 6-0, 6-0, Surendra Khayyam def Harrinand Persaud w/o, Andre Erskine def Akeem Bailey 6-1, 6-0, Heimraj Resaul def Rudy Grant 6-1, 6-1, Kester Abrams def Robert Bostwick 6-2, 6-4
Ladies Open Singles Round of 16: Aretta Dey def Patricia Hope 6-0, 6-0, Fiona Bushell def Alana Chung w/o
Novice Medley Singles Round of 16: Alvin Doris def Shaquille Bourne 7-6(8/6), Brian Primo def Akeem Bailey w/o. Qtrs: Devon Gonsalves def Martin Campbell 6-4, Asif Subhan def Amanda Roberts 6-4.