Doubles glory for Mallory in Antigua
Trey Mallory claimed the doubles title on the World Junior Tour at the Antigua and Barbuda Cup at the weekend.
Mallory, the island’s No 1 junior and Davis Cup player, teamed up with John Chin, of Jamaica, to win a hard-fought battle over Canadian brothers Erik and Kevin Kovac, who were second seeds in the event.
Mallory and Chin won the first set 6-2 with some crushing strokes and great net play, only for their opponents to fight back to win the second set 6-3.
With the match and title on the line, Mallory and Chin regrouped and dug down to win the third and deciding match 10-5 in a tie-break.
Along their path to victory, Mallory and Chin defeated Leanid Boika, of the United States, and Igor Visnevskij, of Lithuania, 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.
They also upset the No 1 seeds Christian Kuehne, of Switzerland, and Maj Tomac, of Slovenia, in the semi-finals 6-4, 6-4.
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