White back on fire
World No.1 road tennis player, Junior “Michael Jackson” White predictably shook off his first-round defeat in the BNB Racquets Of Fire and blasted to the top of the leader board when the second stop was made in Belfield on Wednesday night.
Playing in front of scores of spectators who ignored the threatening and at times falling rain, Jackson showed his class by defeating Dan Skeete in the night’s final, 21-12, to pick up $600 and carried his earnings to $900.
Curtis Jones, who had defeated White on Saturday night at Roadview, could not repeat his form in the latter games of Wednesday night and he has dropped to second in earnings with $750. With the caravan moving to Gall Hill, St John tomorrow night, Skeete will want to move one spot higher in front of his home crowd.
In earlier games, Jones beat Lloyd Burke 21-11, but then he fell to Skeete 18-21. White had disposed of Mark Griffith 21-16, and then stopped Shabbir Greenidge 21-9. The court in St John will be on fire once the form of the top players remain true in the third round of action.