Barbados Tennis Association 2015 Sol Nationals – Mayers Vs. Frost
Over the last couple of days patrons saw some great tennis and as they get further into the quarter finals and semi finals of the draws the matches get longer and tougher.
Matches of note Wed 30th Sep:
Damien Applewhaite (5) upset Ryan Moseley (3) to book his place in the semi finals of the Men’s Open draw. Both Applewhaite and Moseley are former Davis cup players for Barbados so it was an exciting match to watch.
Donna Gibbs, the #2 seed in the Ladies’ Open draw came up against Sanaa Hewitt, one of our juniors. The score does not do justice to Sanaa’s performance who played well from start to finish.
Michael Wharton and Ian Harewood defeated Harry MacKenzie and Colin Murray in a long and drawn out battle on court 3. Wharton and Harewood won the first set but Mackenzie and Murray would not go away and they replied to take the second set to force the match into a 10 point tie-break. Momentum stayed with Mackenzie and Murray as they raced to an 8-4 lead. Wharton and Harewood dug in and turned the momentum back in their favour to take the set 10-8
Matches of note Thurs 1st Oct:
Harry MacKenzie defeated Roger Millar in the Men’s Over 45s to book his place in the semi finals where he will meet his doubles partner and #1 seed in the draw, Alan Grogan.
In the Open Doubles we watched a topsy-turvy match between Brandon Lee / Kevin Yarde against Richard Marsh / Derek Scutt. The latter took the first set 6-1 only to have Lee and Yarde return the favour to win the second set 1-6 and forcing the match into a 10 point tiebreaker. Marsh and Scutt managed to snatch back the momentum and took the final set 10-4 to book their place in the semifinals of the Men’s Open doubles.