Phillips unable to cash in

  • Unfortunate loss: Daniel Phillips and his opponent Emmanuel Munoz of the Dominican Republic.  

A late return from a rain stoppage caused Phillips to default his match to Munoz

    Unfortunate loss: Daniel Phillips and his opponent Emmanuel Munoz of the Dominican Republic. A late return from a rain stoppage caused Phillips to default his match to Munoz


Daniel Phillips suffered defeat on the last stop of the Caribbean Junior Circuit with his coach Sam Maybury taking full responsibility.

Phillips, 13, was handed a defaulted loss in Dominican Republic Copa Merangue to local player Enmanuel Munoz on Monday.

Heavy rain forced the match to be halted with Munoz winning the first set 6-2 before Phillips came back to win 7-5 in the second. Phillips was leading 1-0 in the deciding set when rain forced the players off the court.

Maybury took the opportunity during the anticipated hour-long delay to go, with Phillips, to find an ATM machine. When they returned the officials handed the match to Munoz.

“We got lost looking for an ATM machine and I couldn’t find a hotspot to call them,” Maybury said.

“When we showed up they said they had tried to text us. Strictly my fault, but I needed to make a simple cell call and couldn’t.”

The loss was the second for Phillips in Dominican Republic after claiming under-14 titles in Aruba, Bahamas and Jamaica during the tour.

On Sunday, Phillips lost his qualifying match against Alejandro Licea of Dominican Republic 6-0, 6-0.

“He struck a wall and couldn’t recover,” Maybury said. “Truth be told, mission accomplished,” Maybury said on social media.

“We give thanks for an outstanding summer tour. We were definitely flying high, a lot of new experiences, good and bad.

“At the very least we can say we did what we were here to do.”

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Published Jul 18, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 17, 2018 at 10:21 pm)

Phillips unable to cash in

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