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Sports 05 Jun, 2024 Follow News

Elias Drobac

Jackson Shambaugh

The Cayman Islands Tennis Club proudly hosted the fourth KPMG Junior Tournament of the year, welcoming 26 talented young players across four categories: U10, U12, U14, and U18. The tournament’s initial rounds commenced on Saturday, June 1st, with the final rounds thrilling spectators and participants alike on Sunday, June 2nd.

Beginning on Saturday, June 1st, the tournament showcased young competitors’ impressive skill and determination. The excitement reached its pinnacle during the championship rounds on Sunday, June 2nd, culminating in thrilling matches that determined the champions.

In an impressive display at the Under-10 draw, Poppy Begg-Smith successfully defended her title, securing a decisive victory over her brother, Jasper Begg-Smith, with scores of 4-1 and 4-0.

In the U12 category, Jackson Shambaugh emerged victorious, defeating Jackson Pavlovic with an impressive score of 6-3, 6-2.

Alex Johnson triumphed in the U14 category, securing the trophy with a decisive 6-3, 6-3 victory over Noah Rajamohan in the final match.

In the U18 round-robin draw, Elias Drobac emerged as the champion, securing first place, with Mico Samson finishing as the impressive runner-up.

Mark your calendars. The highly anticipated KPMG Junior Tournament is set to take place from Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th, at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club. This prestigious event promises a weekend filled with thrilling matches and showcases the exceptional talent of young tennis prodigies vying for glory. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the future stars of tennis in action!

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

We thank KPMG for their generous sponsorship, the Cayman Islands Tennis Club for hosting the event, and Tournament Director Alejandro Vial for his exemplary leadership.

Welcome all junior players to register today at www.tennis-cayman.ky

Email tennis@tennis-cayman.ky  for more information.

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