A great weekend of tennis was seen at the fourth PwC Junior Tennis Circuit on 3-5 May. The tournament was organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands and hosted by the Courts at the Ritz-Carlton.
Leo Frank made an impressive run throughout the tournament in the 10& Under group, and won the final in dramatic fashion against Noah Mitten, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
Alex Linkowski won the third place match and Mico Samson won the consolation draw.
Overall there was some great tennis on display in the 10& Under group, and there were some fantastic rallies thanks to the use of slower, green dot balls.
In the 14& Under division, Rafael Wejbora won his first title in a tight match against top seed Albert Berksoy, 6-3, 2-6, 10-4. Third place went to Phin Ellison, and the winner of the consolation draw was Josh Richardson.
After the singles final, the four top boys played an entertaining doubles match, with Rafael and Albert ultimately winning 8-6 in a pro set.
In the 18& Unders, Jake Booker once again dominated the field, beating Lauren Fullerton 6-3, 6-3 in the final.
Third place went to Oskar Bjuroe, and the consolation draw was won by Willow Wilkinson.
After the final, Lauren and Willow took on Jake and Oscar in an exciting doubles match. The boys pulled it off in the end, winning 8-5.
Tournament Director Uli Hoppe said “It’s always great to see players in the 14& Under and 18& Under divisions grinding it out on the red clay courts, but also it’s great to see the 10& Unders in some amazing matches on the blue hard courts.”
The tournament saw a competitive level of play from all players, with sunny weather throughout the whole weekend.
More entertaining tennis is expected at the next tournament on 30 Aug. – 1 Sept.