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Top seeds to meet in Boys 18 final

BY GERALD REID Observer Writer

Sunday, July 08, 2012    

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TOP-SEEDED Andrew Bicknell and second-seeded William Berry will face-off in the final of the Boys 18 and Under singles at the Pan Caribbean Bank All-Jamaica Junior Tennis Championships this afternoon at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre, Piccadilly Road.

All finals in the singles and doubles will be played today, with the first to start at 10:00.

Bicknell moved into the final after semi-final opponent James Cruze retired hurt with a back injury, trailing 2-1 in the second set. Bicknell had crushed Cruze, 6-0, in the first.

Top seed Bicknell raced through the first set after breaking Cruze three times and holding his serve. In the second set, Cruze had trouble returning the ball as he began feeling pain before deciding that he could no longer continue.

Meanwhile, Berry defeated Horatio Ludford, 6-1, 4-6, (12-10 super tie-breaker). Berry breezed easily through the first set but Ludford rallied in the second to level the match.

Ludford surprised Berry by taking a 5-1 lead in the tie-breaker before the players switched ends. Berry battled to level at 10-10 before winning the next two points to clinch the match, 12-10.

In the Girls 1 semi-finals, top seed Shantal Blackwood failed to show against Phadria Kepple, while Shaddae Findley brushed away Alex Marzouca, 6-1, 6-1.

The Boys 16 final will be between top seed Roger Lyn and second seed William Berry. Lyn stopped fourth seed Nicholas Malcolm, 6-0, 6-1, while Berry cruised past third-seeded James Cruze, 6-2, 6-2, in their semi-finals.

The Girls 16 final will be between Michaelann Denton and Shaeda Nickle who beat Shae-Ann Kameka, 7-5, 6-2, and Tradian Barrett, 6-1, 6-3, respectively.

Fifth seed Roger Lyn and fourth seed Didier Trail will meet in the Boys 14 final. Lyn crushed Kyle Martin, 6-0, 6-0, while fourth seeded Trail gained a walkover against Mathias Cooman.

Top seed Shae-Ann Kameka and second seed Shadae Nickle will meet in the Girls 14 final. Kameka beat third seed Iesha Sterling 6-1, 6-3, while Nickle brushed aside Stepahnie Davis, 6-0, 6-1.

Top seed John Azar and Pinchas will square-off in the Boys 1 singles final. Emmanuelle Mottle upset top seed Iesha Sterling 10-7 and will meet Jeanna Harrison in the Girls 12 final.

The Boys 10 singles final will be between Damani Cain and John Azar.

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