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Top seeds hang tough

ANDI THORNHILL, [email protected]

Top seeds hang tough

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THERE were a couple of scares among the big boys but at the end of it all the status quo remained.

That was the story from the first night of the City Of Bridgetown Credit Union World Road Tennis Federation Championships at the Springer Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday.

Top seed Mark “Venom” Griffith looked to be on the ropes in the first set against Chester Brewster in the men’s open category but he showed true grit to survive that pressure and eventually won in straight sets 22-20, 21-11.

Brewster seemed on the verge of taking the first set with a comfortable lead of 20-17 but he panicked, making three unforced errors which allowed the national champion to deuce the game. Two further set points gave Griffith the advantage. (AT)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.