BELIZE CITY, Tue. May 16, 2017–The scorching-hot Pickwick Club Tennis Courts were the venue for another well-attended Youth Tennis Tournament this past Saturday (May 13, 2017), sponsored by the Belize Tennis Association.
In the Orange Ball Category, there were Level 1 and Level 2 players, with Level 1 being a bit more advanced.
In the Level 1 Orange Category, Daniel Musa took first place over Errol Ferguson with a score of 11-4; but Ferguson’s consistency in attending practices, and his great improvement were evident in this match. Shaynalee Flowers also exhibited vast improvement and impressive athleticism, and can be expected to achieve excellence in upcoming tournaments.
In the Level 2 Orange Category, the eleven players were divided into two groups to allow for round-robin play. Sakir Pott topped the first group in the round robin, with Aiden Musa taking second; and Joel Bradley topped the second group, with Victoria Quan taking second. The semifinals were set with Sakir Pott taking on Victoria Quan; and Joel Bradley taking on Aiden Musa. Victoria Quan overcame Sakir Pott with a score of 7-3, and Joel Bradley defeated Aiden Musa, 7-4, to reach the finals. In the finals, Joel Bradley’s consistency was enough to take the victory over Victoria Quan with a score of 7-1.
All children in Orange Category showed marked improvement, and are encouraged to continue practicing and attending the tennis classes.
In the Junior Category, which uses standard tennis balls, Stefan Sosa once again proved too dominant for his peers, using his forehand as an offensive weapon against his opponents. Sosa topped the round robin, to meet Adrian Marshalleck in the finals. Both boys overcame Carlos Mendoza and Samron Pott in the round robin. In the finals, Sosa defeated Marshalleck, 6-3, to take the championship.
Congratulations to all the children who participated in the tournament! Thanks to our coaches, Felix Peralta, Mike Sosa, Samira Pott, and visiting Cuban coach, Maria Esther Rodriguez Luis, for continuing to work with the children consistently to develop their game. Thanks to the parents of the children for their continued support, and for seeing the priceless value in involving their children in the sport of tennis. All youth players from all categories are encouraged to keep on playing, as several tournaments are coming up.
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