PRESS RELEASE:- August to 19th August, it was tennis
Team Aidan Bousquet & Maxx William represented St Lucia brightly at all legs of the Eastern Caribbean ITF Tennis Tournaments held in St Lucia, St Vincent and Tobago respectively.
When the main draw for St Lucia was drawn it was Aidan Bousquet of St Lucia at No. 1 Aron Fields of Antigua at No. 2, Maxx William of St Lucia at No. 3 and Kyle Kerry of Trinidad & Tobago at No. 4 for the Boys Singles.
Aidan made the fight to quarter finals before being ousted by Liam Sheppard of Trinidad 6-4; 6-0; whilst Maxx made it all the way to semifinals but dropped low for Antiguan Aron Fields smashing him out 6-4; 6-4 to call it a day.
However the boys would not have any of that in the doubles draw when in the first round got a Bye to make it thru to round 2 when they faced Antiguans Aron Fields & Aiden Fuller giving them 6-4; 6-3 to move into the semifinals where they faced Trinidad & Tobago’s Ebloum Nwokolo and David Rodriguez sending them packing with a 6-2; 6-2 win to face fellow St Lucians Aryan Gupta and Jordon Hunte who came thru to semifinals when they faced Kyle Kerry and Liam Sheppard of Trinidad & Tobago winning 6-1; 6-4 to face Bousquet and William.
Team Bousquet and William made light work of their countrymen to secure the Boys 14’s doubles Champion 6-2; 6-3 in St Lucia.
And as if that was not enough they also performed brilliantly in St Vincent the following week when the ITF Digicel Tournament kicked off there.
The boys worked hard enough to secure their finals position and whipped down James Mackenzie and Curt Seifert of Barbados landing them out of the semifinals with a 6-0, 7-5 win and swing into the finals.
There they faced Antonio Cain and Akeil De Roche of St Vincent handing them their 6-1; 6-3 ticket to capture a convincing Boys 14’s Doubles championship.
The boys continued their winning streak in Tobago when they took on Jaiden Julien and Michael Ramdial of Trinidad & Tobago in round two.
They then moved on to face Trinidad & Tobago’s Ebloum Nwokolo and David Rodriguez again and dismissing them one more time with a 6-3; 6-3 win to move to the finals.
Coming face to face with some high level tennis the boys held their own well until it became a little too hot to handle and gave away the title to Trinidad & Tobago’s Ethan Jeary & Samuel West losing at 6-4; 6-1 satisfying themselves to settle for the runner up trophy.
Caribbean best look out for those talented Mini Pete Sampras and Roger Federars.