The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association climaxed their 2016 RBC FINCO Jr. National Clay Court Classic this past Easter Monday in grand style with a Trophy Presentation Ceremony. The Association boasts of a successful tournament that catered to some 60 plus entrants from Freeport and New Providence. Over the four-day tournament, spectators came from far and near with watchful eyes to be entertained by budding tennis stars.
The annual event brought together juniors – both the relatively seasoned and the novice who just wanted to “get their feet wet”. No matter what group the players found themselves in, they all gave it their best, as they slid across the clay to hit the ball; making their parents proud.
BLTA Executives including President Elwood Donaldson, the president from Grand Bahama Tennis Association, Ms. Natishkah Barrett, parents, family, friends and tennis enthusiasts were all on hand to support these upcoming tennis stars. The Association thanks its sponsor, RBC FINCO for their sponsorship of this event for many years and their commitment to “giving back” to the community.
Among the top performers were Donte Armbrister, triple-crown winner, Michael Major Jr., triple-crown winner, I. Gabriela Donaldson, double-crown winner, Sydney Clarke, double-crown winner and Kofi Bowe, the double-crown winner from Freeport, Grand Bahama. Please see listed below the various categories of winners and runners-up. The BLTA is grateful to all this year’s participants.
GIRLS’ U18 WINNER I. GABRIELA DONALDSON RUNNER-UP: SYDNEY CLARKE
BOYS’ U18 WINNER DONTE ARMBRISTER RUNNER-UP: JASON FOX
GIRLS’ U16 WINNER SYDNEY CLARKE RUNNER-UP: AFRIKA SMITH
BOYS’ U16 WINNER DONTEARMBRISTER RUNNER-UP: DENALI NOTTAGE
GIRLS’ U14 WINNER ELANA MACKEY RUNNER-UP: DONESHA GIBSON
BOYS’ U14 WINNER KOFI BOWE RUNNER-UP: DENALI NOTTAGE
GIRLS’ U12 WINNER KAYLEE KANUKA RUNNER-UP: GENESIS MISSICK
BOYS’ U12 WINNER MICHAEL MAJOR JR RUNNER-UP: ANTHONY BURROWS JR.
GIRLS’ U10 WINNER SIERRA RODGERS RUNNER-UP: SAPHIRRE FERGUSON
BOYS’ U10 WINNER MICHAEL MAJOR JR RUNNER-UP: JACKSON McTAGGART
GIRLS’ U8 WINNER BREANN FERGUSON RUNNER-UP: SARI CLARKE
BOYS’ U8 WINNER JERALD CARROLL RUNNER-UP: ISAIAH FISHER
BOYS’ U18 DOUBLES WINNER DONTE ARMBRISTER RUNNER-UP: KOFI BOWE
ARNAV UMESH DENALI NOTTAGE
GIRLS’ U18 DOUBLES WINNER GABRIELA DONALDSON RUNNER-UP: SIERRA DONALDSON
SYDNEY CLARKE AFRIKA SMITH
BOYS’ U14 DOUBLES WINNER MICHAEL MAJOR JR RUNNER-UP: OM DHADWAL
DENTRYMORTIMER SAKET PENDHARKAR
GIRLS’ U14 DOUBLES WINNER DONESHA GIBSON RUNNER-UP: PERJAE MAJOR
EMMA WEECH SIERRA RODGERS
Original Date Posted: 01/04/2016