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Skeete pulls the choke

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Skeete pulls the choke

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CHESTERFIELD “Boy-Boy” Brewster, Dave Arrendell and Adrian “Dan” Skeete moved into the final 16 when the Silver Hill Road Tennis Tournament continued at the Silver Hill Courts on Wednesday night.
Arrendell and Brewster advanced with straight sets victories but Skeete had to come from a set down to defeat Michael Jean 14-21, 21-4, 21-11.
After taking the first game, Jean trailed 15-4 in the second and he ceded the game, apparently to conserve energy for the decider.
He needed not only energy but shots as Skeete continued his surge in the decider with the left-hander unreeling too many plays for the defensive and inconsistent Jean to match.
Brewster played within himself by restraining his attacking game but he was still good enough to eliminate Anthony “Noss” Edwards 21-13, 21-8. Arrendell cruised by Alexander Clarke from St Philip 21-16, 21-12.
The B class matches tossed up some very keen contests. Damien Harewood stopped Anthony Forde 24-22, 21-16. Bill Went battled from a sow and a game down to beat Teshawn Ellis 9-21, 21-17, 21-17, while Tommy Rouse held off Wayne Grazettes 25-23, 22-20.
With the big 16 now in place, the fans can book their seats to see the top guns in action, with Julian “Michael Jackson” White tipped to enter the fray on Sunday while two-time defending champion Mark “Venom” Griffith will take to the court on Monday.
On Sunday, Jeffrey “Bing Crosby” Layne, Damien “Force Ripe” Taylor, Anderson “St. George” Sealy and Gary “Kojak” Thomas are also slated to play. (KB)