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Bermuda threesome march on in U13 tourney

Bermuda have made a strong start in their quest to win three-straight Under-13 Caribbean Championship titles with their trio of players all qualifying for the main draw.

William Way held his nerve to defeat St Lucia’s Taqel Lewis 5-4(7-5), 2-4, 11-9 in a do-or-die match in the boys’ singles division in Suriname yesterday.

Earlier in the day, Nick Lines was beaten by Joshua Worme of Barbados, 4-0, 4-1, but still advanced to the main draw, while Eva Frazoni finished the round robin phase unbeaten after outclassing Bajan Ilana Blackwood 4-1, 4-2 in the girls’ category.

On Monday’s opening day, Lines enjoyed a comfortable 4-0, 4-0 win against Suriname’s Shivar Ramkalup, before beating Bahamas’ Oneal Mortime 1-4, 8-6, 16-14.

Frazzoni also had to dig deep to defeat Ashley Poulina of Aruba, winning an 11-9 tiebreaker to claim victory in her opening game.

In Frazzoni’s second tie, she enjoyed an easier time, defeating Chelsea Haslam of St. Vincent 4-1, 4-0.

Way was the only Bermuda player to taste defeat on Monday, going down 4-1, 4-2 to Jelani Davidson of Trinidad and Tobago.

A total of 16 boys and eight girls have progressed to the main draw.

Around 20 nations in the Caribbean and Americas Region are taking part in the six-day tournament, which consists of singles and doubles play.

There is additional opportunity for those players who show promise to receive additional support and funding from the ITF Development Funding.

Last year’s event was held in Curacao, where Chris Rego, James Finnigan, Frazzoni and Taylor Mcharg defended Bermuda’s team title.

The main draw, doubles and consolation events begin today. Lines and Way will play together in the boys’ doubles, while Frazzoni has paired up with D’Jeri Raymond of Antigua and Barbuda in the girls’ doubles.

Bermuda's Under-13 tennis team: William Way, Nicholas Lines and Eva Frazzoni with coach Jerome Bradshaw.

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Published August 31, 2011 at 11:03 am (Updated August 31, 2011 at 11:03 am)

Bermuda threesome march on in U13 tourney

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