Silver Hill tourney starts on a high
The big guns were absent from the opening night of the popular Silver Hill Road Tennis Championship but the games still provided some exciting battles in the third edition on Sunday night at the Silver Hill Courts.
The open matches saw Hanson Chandler coming from a set down to defeat Ryan Hall out of St Philip
9-21, 21-10, 21-17. Southpaw Chandler never looked the part in the first game before he unfurled some breathtaking line and cross court smashes which regularly left Hall as a mere spectator.
The night capper between Gary “Kojak” Thomas and Ian “Chicken” Yearwood ended in two sets for Thomas but both players showed why they have been top contenders for Christ Church in the islandwide competition.
Thomas, who created a stir in the first Silver Hill two years ago by reaching the semi-finals, looked in tremendous form as he dismissed Yearwood, 21-15, 21-15. The big guns in the open, such as two-time king Mark “Venom” Griffith and Julian “Michael Jackson”, White were set to appear last night.
On Sunday night the players in the B category showed that they can mix it up with the big boys as Ryan Jordan stopped Shawn Browne, 21-17, 16-21, 21-19, Pierre Nurse came from a set down to beat Desmond Wooding 18-21, 21-17, 21-10, and Wayne Grazettes defeated Sean Jordan 21-15, 21-16. (KB)