Lewis pulls out of tennis Nationals
Fans will have to wait for the big tennis clash.
That’s because the much anticipated matchup of Davis Cup teammates in the finals of the SOL/Island Heritage Nationals men’s open singles will now not take place because Haydn Lewis withdrew from the tournament on Sunday due to a back injury.
Seanon Williams and Russell Moseley, who have played each other in the finals of all the sanctioned tournaments this year, are now seeded to meet in the semi-finals of the Nationals.
Both the No. 3 and No. 4 Davis Cup players were eagerly looking forward to playing their No. 2 teammate, who had been the top seed in the tournament.
On his way to the semis, Moseley defeated promising junior Mathew Foster-Estwick 6-0, 6-4. The more experienced Moseley began the game very aggressively, not allowing
Foster-Estwick to settle, and forced several errors to take the first set without dropping a game.
However, Foster-Estwick continued his positive play and was able to break Moseley in the first game of the second set. Moseley then broke back in the fourth game, but Foster-Estwick again broke in the fifth, having his best opportunity while leading at 4-2 and with break points to go up 5-2. However, Moseley rallied back, holding serve and wrapping up the match without losing another game.
Williams earned his place in the semis by defeating top junior Gavin Hutchinson 6-2, 6-3.
Hutchinson took the early break to lead 3-2 but Williams was able to overpower him and close out the match without too much difficulty.
The men’s semi between Moseley and Williams is slated for 6 p.m. today at the National Tennis Centre. (BA/PR)