Blackwood romps into finals
Queen’s College second former Ilana Blackwood scored an impressive upset over No. 2 seed Jamie Lewis, 4-2, 2-4, 4-1, to romp into the Girls’ 14-and-Under finals of the BNB Competition at the Ocean View Court yesterday.
The spritely Blackwood used her lithe physique to full effect, chasing down every ball to cause some concern for Lewis.
Even so, The Lodge School second former Lewis started to fight back to take the second set and to set up the decider, thanks to some errors as well by Blackwood.
But, it was Blackwood in charge in the decider as she caused her opponent to make a number of unforced errors, resulting in a shocking loss.
Blackwood, who booked her place in the finals, will be hoping to maintain her high tune against the No. 1 seed, Symphony Griffith.
The boys’ Under-12 finalists were also decided yesterday with Jordan Every beating Alex Griffith, 8-3, and Kyle Frost crushing Brandon Mapp-Farouk, 8-1.
A quarter-finals clash in the Boys’ 14-and-Under saw Matthew Estwick destroying Yannick Polanen, 4-0, 4-0.
Simon Lewis advanced to the Boys’ 18-and-Under semifinals by edging Liam Luke, 7-6, 7-6, after holding big advantages in the two sets.
Doubles partners in the Boys’ 14-and-Under quarterfinals, Ajani King and Jared Spencer had no time to waste as they blew away Colby Cutting and Asher Wiltshire, 4-0, 4-0.