Yesterday, it was a thriller of a match as the Girls #1 seed in the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s ITF Junkanoo Bowl Junior Tournament played amid a throng of supporters at the National Tennis Centre.
Sydney Clarke saw action for the first time in singles after receiving a first-round bye due to her seeding position. Fans and friends came out to see the #1 ranked Bahamian junior in action and they witnessed a show of talent and finesse. Mary Jean Brumfield from the USA fought a set down 5-7 to tie it in the second 6-3 and force a third set where Sydney would raise the ante remaining focused and composed as she closed out 6-4.
On the boys’ side, Jacobi Bain would face Tom Grosjean of France who played through qualifying rounds. Jacobi would win easily 6-0 6-0.
Jacobi played relaxed executing his strokes and motions smoothly. The local crowd was also on hand to cheer him on.
As Sydney and Jacobi head to the quarterfinals, the action and intensity will increase and you have an opportunity to witness our local tennis juniors compete against some top junior players all over the world.
Today, Sydney faces the 6th seed in the girls (2nd match) and Jacobi will face the #1 seed in the boys both from the USA at 9:00 a.m. In addition, The BLTA U16 Tournament continues with semifinals rounds yesterday. On the boys’ side the winner of the semis matches Denali Nottage versus entry Mortimer Jr. will face the winner of Michael Major Jr. and Anthony Burrows Jr. in the finals. The girls’ U16 semis will be decided after the end of this morning’s round-robin matches.
Original Post Date: 4/7/2019