Mallory claims doubles title in Antigua
Trey Mallory triumphed in the doubles competition at the Antigua & Barbuda St John’s Wadadli Bowl to win his first ITF Junior Circuit title.
The Bermudian and his partner Philippe Mercelina, of the Netherlands, beat Arthur De Souza Fonseca, of Brazil, and Russell Armstrong, of the US Virgin Islands, 6-3, 7-6 on Friday.
Mallory, 16, and Mercelina defeated No 1 seeds, Tom Leblanc Claverie, of France, and Alvin Nicholas Tudorica, of Canada, 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-finals.
In the singles competition Mallory had play his semi-final against Fonseca just one hour after his quarter-final win over top seed Jeffrey Fradkin, of the US, because of time lost through rain. Mallory lost to Fonseca 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
Ricky Mallory, Trey’s father and the national tennis director, said: “Trey’s very happy to have won his first ITF Junior Circuit title and hopes to build on his performance. We are all very proud of Trey; he’s had a great run in this event.”
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