ST. LUCIAN’S young and aspiring female tennis player Meggan William emerged champion as the curtains came down on the 2015 Coca Cola / LIME sponsored ITF Junior Tennis Tournament held at the National Tennis Centre on Saturday.
Williams, a student at the Leon Hess Comprehensive had the better of Trinidad and Tobago’s OsenyonyeNwokolo in straight 6 – 1, 7 – 6 (7/4). She was the only non Trinidad and Tobago player in the four-player main draw, and also whipped Trinidad and Tobago national under-14 champ Yin Lee Assang 6 – 1, 6 – 1 in the semi finals on her way to the championship.
In the Boys Under – 14 Division final it was an all Saint.Lucian derby as Nathan Francis defeated compatriot Nicholas St. John in straight sets 6 – 4, 6 -1.
In the Girls doubles William teamed up with Barbados’ Hannah Chambers to capture the girls 14’s doubles championship winning by default due to rain delays.
The newly crowned ITF Under – 14 champion Nathan Francis teamed up with Grenada’s Christian Warner in the doubles against Saint Lucians Maxx William and Jordan Hunte. In a three setter Maxx and Jordan defeated their opponents 1-6, 7-5, and (10-4) to win the boys 14’s doubles championship.
Meanwhile, William and Hunte together with Joseph and Rianne Sarah Joseph will join their other Caribbean counterparts in Curaçao at the end of August to participate in a development camp.