Junior tennis players excel on Grand Bahama

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The Nassau GuardianSend an emailFebruary 21, 2023 88 1 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

The Grand Bahama Tennis Association’s (GBTA) Bahama Pure Water & Ice Tournament, featuring some of the top players in the junior ranks in the northern Bahamas, wrapped up last week in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

According to reports, there was some good competition. Young tennis athletes competed in the under-12 (U12), under-14 (U14), under-16 (U16) and under-18 (U18) categories, looking to earn the top spots in their respective divisions.

Coming out on top in the U12 Boys Division was Chase Newbold while Kingston Rees finished as the runner-up. Patrick Mactaggart was the winner in the U14 Boys Division while Reeves Mahelis finished as the runner-up. Jerald Carroll prevailed in the U16 Boys Division while Khai Rees was the runner-up. In the U18 Boys Division, Carroll came out on top, winning his second title, and Jackson Mactaggart was the runner-up.

Danielle Saunders won the title in the U12 Girls Division and Londyn Mortimer finished as the runner-up. Kaylah Fox was the winner in the U14 Girls Division and Millie Beukes finished as the runner-up. Jalisa Clarke prevailed in the U16 Girls Division and Tatyana Madu was the runner-up. Clarke also took the title in the U18 Girls Division and Saphirre Ferguson was the runner-up.

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) congratulates the tournament participants and organizers and extends special congratulations to the winners, particularly the double crown winners – Jerald Carroll and Jalisa Clarke.


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