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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.

Chris Rego: Scored a comfortable victory over Gavin Hutchinson from Barbados.

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Published March 16, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated March 16, 2011 at 10:14 am)

Island boys off to flying start

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