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Wesley Hall win road tennis


Wesley Hall win road tennis

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IT WAS a full house when the Total Sport Zone of the Cave Shepherd/Berger Royals/A One Supermarkets National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship was held yesterday at the Rubis Courts, Spring Garden.

And Wesley Hall came up trumps with two aces in Christopher Lestrade and N’Tari Haynes, blowing away all opponents from second-placed Grazettes, Ellerton Primary, All Saints, Roland Edwards, St Catherine Primary and Good Shepherd Primary.

Wesley Hall, who failed this year to advance from the first round of the current Herman Griffith cricket tournament after winning more titles than any other school, showed that they have prowess in other sports.

They lost just two road tennis games and won 12 to advance to the Round of 16 from the Kim Holder zone.

Haynes was the most outstanding player of the day where he was only tested by Kamal Walcott of Grazettes before defeating him 21-17. Haynes shared out pre-Christmas sows in his next five games where he was the most severe on Romero Fergusson of Good Shepherd by destroying his opponent 21-1.

Haynes, who hails from the strong sporting district of Deacons, used his greater height, reach and superior skills to dominate the game with an aggression and confidence above his age. The smaller Lestrade was equally impressive in giving three sows in his six wins.

Wesley Hall’s two losses were suffered by Jaheem Harris, who was defeated in his lone outing by Jadon Bruce of Ellerton and all-round sportsman Kevion Newton suffered a blip against the primary school cross country champion Joshua Husbands of All Saints 13-21.

Newton, who is a top sprinter and fast bowler at his school, rebounded to win his next five games.

Ellerton, who were beaten by both Wesley Hall and Grazettes, ended third, while All Saints placed fourth with a 3/3 record in spite of Husbands playing undefeated all day.

Roland Edwards ended fifth, St Catherine sixth and Good Shepherd finished back of the field after losing all of their clashes. (KB)