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Sports 20 Mar, 2024 Follow News

LEFT to RIGHT: Marc Gervais (TFCI President), Jelani Blake (U10 Runner Up), Poppy Begg-Smith (U10 Winner), Jackson Shambaugh (U12 Runner Up), Max Hoppe (U12 Winner), Filip Knezevic (Tournament Director)

LEFT to RIGHT: Marc Gervais (TFCI President), Alex Johnson (U14 Runner Up), Aaron Rajamohan (U14 Winner), Filip Knezevic (Tournament Director)

LEFT to RIGHT: Marc Gervais (TFCI President), Lea Neverilova (U18 Runner Up), Elias Drobac (U18 Winner), Filip Knezevic (Tournament Director)

Jasper Begg-Smith – U10

Jackson Shambaugh – U12

Arnav Dhruva – U14

Lea Neverilova – U18

U10 March 2024 Rankings

U12 March 2024 Rankings

U14 March 2024 Rankings

U18 March 2024 Rankings

The second installment of the highly anticipated KPMG Junior Tournament at the picturesque Cayman Islands Tennis Club was an electrifying showcase of budding talent and fierce competition. With 32 players across four age categories – U10, U12, U14, and U18 – the tournament unfolded with thrilling matches that kept spectators on the edge of their seats.

Kicking off on Saturday, March 16th, the tournament saw young athletes showcasing their skills with precision and determination. The excitement culminated in the final rounds on Sunday, March 17th, where champions emerged after intense battles on the court.

In the U10 category, the formidable Poppy Begg-Smith claimed the title. She displayed impeccable skill and composure to defeat Jelani Blake in a gripping encounter, with a scoreline of 4-2 / 4-2.

In the U12 division, the reigning champion Max Hoppe once again asserted his dominance, triumphing over Jackson Shambaugh with a commanding performance of 4-1 / 4-1 to retain his well-deserved title.

The U14 category witnessed an outstanding display of talent. Aaron Rajamohan emerged victorious after a stellar performance against Alex Johnson in the final, clinching the trophy with a decisive score of 6-0 / 6-1.

In the fiercely contested U18 division, Elias Drobac emerged as the champion after a thrilling three-set battle against Lea Neverilova, with the final scoreline reading 6-7 / 6-4 / 1-0. The match was a testament to the resilience and determination of both players, captivating the audience till the very last point.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the next thrilling chapter of the KPMG Junior Tournament, scheduled at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club on Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th. Be prepared to witness more exhilarating matches and exceptional talent as young tennis stars vie for glory on the court.

Stay tuned for more updates, and join us as we continue to celebrate the passion and dedication of these aspiring athletes.

Thank you to KPMG for their generous sponsorship, the Cayman Islands Tennis Club for hosting, and Tournament Director Alejandro Vial for leading.

The next tournament will occur at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club on April 27th and Sunday, April 28th.

Welcome all junior players to register today at www.tennisfederationcaymanislands.com

Rankings and Photos Attached.

Email caymanislandstennisfederation@gmail.com  for more information.

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