The Model puts on a tennis show
With all of the glamour of her nickname “The Model” and the showmanship of a heavyweight boxer, Carlyn Haynes rescued a dull night of road tennis with a fantastic counter-punch off Juliet Worrell 21-8, 21-12 on Tuesday night.
Following a disruption by weather and improvement work to the playing surface, the Barbados Public Workers’ Limited Co-Operative Credit Union Monarchs of the Court road tennis championship recommenced with three one-sided games and one default before Haynes’ rescue act.
Ironically, the fans had to wait almost half an hour for Worrell to make it from church and then the match was delayed another 45 minutes after the lights on one of the towers went out. With the lights back to full capacity, Haynes began the show, holding her hands aloft like the champion before a punch was thrown.
Feeding her boxer fantasy, Haynes employed a rope-a-dope technique of blocking and blunting every attack from Worrell, which rattled her opponent into making rash smashes into the net or out of bounds. (KB)
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