The Cayman Islands Tennis Club hosted the PwC Junior Circuit Tennis Tournament on Saturday, welcoming some new juniors to the circuit in the under-10 division, as well as seeing a total of 33 juniors entered in the tournament for all divisions.
Jake Fagan and Phin Ellison faced off in the final match, which went back and forth, with Phin the eventual winner in a tough two-set match, organizers said in a press release. This is the third consecutive final in which these two foes have faced each other. “Both players showed a lot of pride and determination in the final and it was great to see both players giving their efforts for the final day,” the press release states. Digby Robinson defeated newcomer Ben Priaulx for third place, and Charlie Jones defeated Quinn Small in the consolation final.
Jakub Neveril won his third consecutive final against Alex Priestley. “Jakub has really started the year off well, as it is his third win in as many tournaments,” organizers said. Willow Wilkinson took third place, and Gavin Sunley won the consolation match against Jagger Linford, an overseas student.
Jade Wilkinson, the best female junior in Cayman, went against one of the top juniors from the past PwC circuit’s rankings, Harrison Clough. Harrison has been going to an academy in Scotland where he has been going to school as well as playing tennis for his school for the last year-and-a-half. “As Harrison was on a mid-term break, he was able to compete in his first PwC Circuit tournament of 2017, and he eventually defeated Jade in a tough and thrilling three-set match,” the press release states. Alex Claybourn was the third-place winner, and Jake Booker took home the consolation trophy.
Rob Seward and Dale Avery, the tournament directors, said they were pleased to see some new faces to the circuit and to see the success some of the younger juniors had playing in their new respective age divisions as a lot of them had to move up a division from last year.
The Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands thanked PwC for its continued support in sponsoring these tournaments.