Island boys off to flying start
Bermuda's junior tennis team experienced a mixed bag of results during the opening day of the World Junior Tennis Championship qualifiers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The boys' team enjoyed a victory over Barbados, two matches to one, on Monday.
Courtland Boyle led the victory march with a comfortable win in two sets over southpaw Andrew Symonds, 6-1, 6-4
Then number-one ranked Chris Rego dispatched Gavin Hutchinson 6-2, 6-1.
Up next was the boys' doubles with the Boyles cousins, Courtland and Billy, taking on the two Barbados vanquished singles players.
The match went to a third and deciding set with the first two being won by identical scores of 6-1.
The third set was a seesaw battle with a number of service breaks. The Bajans secured a crucial break to go up 5-3 and then served out the match to win 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Aruba are the next opponents for the Bermuda boys' doubles team.
The girls' team endured a less successful opening day with Taylor McHarg losing 6-1, 6-0 to Claudia Carrera of Cuba.
In the second match of the tie, Cuban Amanda Gomez defeated Eva Frazzoni 6-0, 6-0.
Frazzoni then teamed up with Christina Joynes in the doubles against Cuba's Carrera and Gomez, who won 6-2, 6-0.
The next opponents for the Bermuda girls are Honduras.