Tournament sees increased junior participation
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – EXECUTING his local and regional experience, Dianelson Lybert, on Saturday, last, walked away with the Boys Under-16 Title of the MoneyGram Easter Challenge Lawn Tennis Tournament.
In capturing the title, Lybert took down Sylandre Bryan in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
The one-week tournament, which featured several categories in both the senior and junior divisions, saw impressive displays by some of the Federation’s top ranked players.
In the Men’s Double Finals, Andrew Abraham and T'moi Jeffers defeated defending champions Jonah Caines and Sudhir Ambatti in three competitive sets that span more than two hours, 6-4,-6-7, 7-5.
President of the St. Kitts-Nevis Tennis Association, Watkins Chiverton acknowledged the impressive play by both senior and junior participants.
He described the tournament as a “successful week” for the sport as the calendar just got underway.
“We had an excellent week here at the MoneyGram Easter Challenge. In general, it was successful in many areas with the showcase of Under-12s and Under-16s,” the President said.
This year’s junior tournament had seen increased participation from across St. Kitts, and Chiverton confirmed that it was due to the continued outreach being carried out by the association.
Young players from Sandy Point, St. Paul’s, Newton Ground, Basseterre and Saddlers all came out and competed.
Chief Executive Officer of MoneyGram, Damien Hobson congratulated the players for the high level of competition.
He stated that the company’s sponsorship of the Easter event was part of its corporate social responsibility of giving back to the community.
Hobson pledged to support the next edition of the event in 2022.