Zoey James Crowned Consolation Champion

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By Carlena Knight

Antigua and Barbuda’s Zoey James was crowned the Under-14 girls Consolation champion on Tuesday in the Wadadli Bowl tennis tournament.

Playing at the National Tennis Centre (NTC), James defeated fellow Antiguan Sydney Kentish 6-1, 6-2 in the finals.

James advanced to the final round after beating Antiguan Aysha Hosam 7-5, 7-6 (9).

Barbadian Zach Anthony secured the boys equivalent by defeating Joel Darzell 6-2, 6-3.

Meanwhile, in the Main Draw, Antiguan Jaiden Julien will face Bermudian Antonio Warner in the boys singles finals.

Julien handed Trinidadian Nathan Martin a 6-3, 6-1 defeat while Warner trounced Jace Quashie of Trinidad 6-1, 6-1.

Samaar Davis, another Antiguan, will play Iyana Paul (St. Lucia) in the girls singles finals.

Paul defeated Janae George-Alexander 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the semis.

Julien will then partner up with Nathan Martin in the boys doubles category to face Vadeanand Resaul and Antonio Warner in the semi-finals.

Julien and Martin received a bye into the semis while Resaul and Warner beat Antiguans Joel Darzell and DeAndre Weeks 6-0, 6-0.

In the other semi-final encounter, Antiguan Justyn Raeburn and his partner Jace Quashie will battle Elliot Anthony and Zach Anthony.

Antiguans Zoey James and Samaar Davis will also gear up for battle in the girls doubles versus Aysha Hosam and Iyana Paul.

 All matches were scheduled to serve off earlier today at the NTC, but those results could not be obtained up until press time.

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