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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.

Title success: top junior Trey Mallory won the doubles title at the Antigua and Barbuda Cup at the weekend

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Published November 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm (Updated November 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm)

Doubles glory for Mallory in Antigua

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