Scantlebury in women’s final
Rain interrupted the semi-finals of the National Sports Council’s Inter-Parish Road Tennis Championships when the action moved to the Vauxhall Court in Christ Church on Monday night.
With a moderate crowd, including Minister of Sport and MP for the area Stephen Lashley on hand, the showers initially disrupted the flow of the women’s match and then halted a keen decider in the juniors in the third set.
The solid game of Suzanne Scantlebury saw her qualifying for the women’s final to meet champion Kim Holder of St George.
Scantlebury of St Michael defeated Margo Lorde of Christ Church 21-10, 21-16.
Last month, Scantlebury had knocked out last year’s losing finalist, Sandra Bailey.
With Emar Edwards of St George already reaching the junior finals with a win over Ezekiel Ward on Sunday night, the stylish Darius Gaskin of St Michael met Dario Hinds, who switched to St James in the off season.
The two youthful players put on a show of amazing defence and attack as their supporters and advisers stood in separate corners painting the image of the camps of two heavyweight boxers.
After trailing for the entire first set, Hinds surged to take the opener 21-18. However, Gaskin continued to attack while Hinds attempted to soak up the smashes which worked at times and failed at others with Gaskin drawing level by winning 21-18.
There were four interruptions for rain and when the showers came again at 10:35 p.m. with Gaskin leading 15-14, the organizers were forced to suspend the contest until last night.
St Michael already have finalists in the “A” Class, the “B” Class, the veteran and the women’s. (KB)