Saturday marked the end of the final tournament of the PwC Junior Tennis Circuit for 2018. The tournament was organized by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands and held at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club.
Following the format of the Pro Circuit, the PwC Junior Masters Invitational Tournament is an invitation-only tournament for the top-ranked players in each age group.
There was strong competition in all age divisions, with many matches running to a third set. Everyone was there to win, which brought some tight and enjoyable tennis for parents and spectators.
The tournament went smoothly with the only unscheduled event being a one-hour rain delay early on Saturday morning.
The results were as follows:
In the 18 & Under division, despite a finger injury, Jake Booker won the title by defeating Jakub Neveril in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. Lauren Fullerton prevailed over Oskar Bjuroe in the battle for third place, winning the first set 6-3. Due to injury, Oskar was forced to retire and was unable to complete the match.
In the 14 & Under age group, Sebastian Bjuroe squeezed a victory over Rafael Wejbora in a very tight match, with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 10-7. In the competition for third place, Ben Priaulx defeated Digby Robinson 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 in another long and exciting match.
In the 10 & Under class, Albert Berksoy was too consistent for Milana Thompson, winning the title 6-2, 6-2. Lea Neverilova took third place as her opponent defaulted in the third and fourth place match.
The PwC Junior Circuit Series awards for the 2018 year-ending top ranking in their age groups were given to the following players:
- 18 & Under – Jake Booker
- 14 & Under – Willow Wilkinson
- 10 & Under – Albert Berksoy
The Most Improved Player award for 2018 went to Oskar Bjuroe, the Best Sportsmanship award to Rafael Wejbora, and the Paul Howard award was presented to Jake Booker.
The next tournament will be held in January 2019.