Unknown almost stops Taylor
VIRTUAL UNKNOWN Ashton Blackett almost stole the show when the Barbados Public Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited Monarchs of the Court road tennis championship enjoyed a full slate of action on Saturday night.
The rains had disrupted more than a week of action with the Professional Road Tennis Association (PRTA) employing a 60×40 tent to cover the entire court at De Big Rock Arena, Spring Garden.
Playing in his first PRTA competition, Blackett, out of Chelston, seized the chance to drive fear into the heart of the higher ranked Davien “Force Ripe” Taylor with an unusually large all black racquet, before the exciting Taylor squeezed out the win 21-15, 19-21, 21-17.
The attacking dreadlocked Taylor followed the script in easily taking the first game. However, Blackett then employed a weight-off serve and used a put-on-and-wait technique as the aggressive Taylor sprayed the ball all over the arena for his opponent to even the battle. (KB)
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