Grand Bahama’s Rodney Carey Moves Closer to Singles Title

[BLTA] Two outstanding young Bahamian tennis players look to sweep the Boys singles title at the 2009 Barbados Junior International Tournament in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Tournament #1 seed Rodney Carey advances to the Boys 18 semi-final with a 61,62 victory over #7 seed Oliver Pramming-Benneweis (Denmark). Carey next plays Darian King (Barbados) in the Boys 18 semi-finals on Friday at 9:00am,

#2 seed doubles team of Carey and partner Nevy Jogi-Singh advanced to the Boys 18 Doubles Finals on Friday by defeating the team of Kevin Deligny/Dominic Lovell (St. Lucia) 76(4), 62 in the Semi-finals on Thursday. Carey and partner Singh will play the team of Darian King (Barbados)/Brandon Burke (Jamaica) #1 seeds on Friday to determine the Boys 18 Doubles Championship.

In the Boys 14 & Under Singles Semi-finals 12 year old Justin Roberts (Bahamas) defeated Shakir Elvin (Antigua) 60, 61 to advance to his first COTECC Boys 14 & Under Final. Roberts next plays Remario Francis (USA) on Friday at 9:00am to determine the 2009 Barbados Junior International Tournament Boys 14 & Under Singles Championship.

Roberts and partner Matthew Hutchinson played the Boys 14 & Under Doubles Finals on Thursday losing the the #1 seeded team of Jannick James (Granada)/Remario Francis 36, 57. Both set were keenly contested with Roberts and partner leveling the score at 5 all in the second set but was unable to hold serve and lost two consecutive game and the match.