The Cayman Islands Tennis Club hosted the PwC Junior Circuit Tennis Tournament this past weekend.
This was the second tournament for the 2017 season. The tournament welcomed some new juniors in the under 10 division as well as seeing a total of 34 juniors entered in the tournament for all divisions, the most entrants PwC circuit has seen. All finals were played at 11 a.m. at the club courts in South Sound on Saturday.
Many juniors in these tournaments travel extensively to participate at a high level in other tournaments throughout the year.
In the 10 and under division the final was played between Jake Fagan and Phin Ellison. The match went back and forth in a competitive final with Fagan becoming the eventual winner in a tough three-setter. This is the second consecutive final in which these two foes have faced each other. Both players showed a lot of pride and determination.
Rafael Wejbora defeated a newcomer Albert Bersoy for the third place position while another newcomer to the PwC Circuit Dominic Gunn won the consolation trophy in his first tournament.
The 14 and under division had another repeat final match from the January PwC tournament. Jakub Neveril won his second consecutive final against Alex Priestley. Willow Wilkinson won the consolation final.
The 18 and under division saw Jade Wilkinson, the best under 18 female player, take on some tough competition in Lauren Fullerton in the final with Wilkinson coming out on top. It was the first time in the history of the PwC Junior Circuit that two girls played in the finals of the 18 and under division. These two saw a lot of each other this week as they also both participated in the 2017 Cayman Open where Wilkerson beat Fullerton in the women’s semi-finals. Oskar Bjuro ended up winning the 18 and under consolation medal.
Head coach Rob Seward said: “The Tennis Federation would like to thank PwC for their continued support sponsoring these tournaments as it really is a wonderful experience for the juniors to participate with a high level of sportsmanship and effort during the weekend tournament.”
Seward and Dale Avery, the tournament directors, were pleased to see some new faces to the circuit and seeing the success that some of the younger juniors had playing in their new respective age divisions as many had to move up an age division from last year.
Seward added: “We would like to also thank all of the participants that played in this weekends’ tournament and to the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands.”