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Junior Tennis Tournament Ends – FOUR TITLES STAY HERE

Girls under-14s singles champion Meggan William. [Photo: NTC]

Girls under-14s singles champion Meggan William. [Photo: NTC]
Girls under-14s singles champion Meggan William. [Photo: NTC]
Boys under-14 singles champion Nathan Francis. [Photo: NTC]
Boys under-14 singles champion Nathan Francis. [Photo: NTC]
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.

(L-R) Doubles Boys champions St. Lucia Maxx William and Jordan Hunte. [Photo: NTC]
(L-R) Doubles Boys champions St. Lucia Maxx William and Jordan Hunte. [Photo: NTC]
Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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