The Second Inter-School Tennis Tournament drew to a close Saturday with a prize giving ceremony at the National Tennis Centre (NTC). Just over 200 players from various schools around the island competed in the competition which began last Monday.
Corporate Communications Manager at LUCELEC, Roger Joseph said: “On behalf of the company we are very pleased with the turnout and especially happy to see the range of schools and participants of all ages all over the island. We look forward to continue working with the St Lucia Tennis Association and the NTC, in continuing to support this competition and will see what we can do to improve this tournament and obviously tennis in St Lucia.”
Event Officer with the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, Antonius Calderon, congratulated the players who competed in the tournament and said “your mere presence is a clear indication that you want to move the process forward.”
He went to say: “Sports and by extension tennis is synonymous with individualism and is a vehicle for change in this country. Take the opportunity that has been given to you and embrace it. Whether you have won or not it is really neither here or there, however the mere fact you decided to participate is living testimony of your commitment and dedication to the sport.”
Singles and doubles winners in the various categories: Girls Primary Singles, Rudel Octave (Ave Maria Primary); Boys Primary Singles, Maxx William (Dame Pearlette Louisy). Boys Primary Doubles, Adrian Bousquet/ Oliver Devaux (Montessori). Boys Junior Singles, Jean Phillip Murray (St Mary’s College). Boys Junior Doubles, Jean Phillip Murray/Adriel Bousquet (SMC). Girls 14’s Singles, Megan William (Leon Hess). Girls 14’s Doubles, Hanna Faissal/Megan William (Leon Hess). Girls Senior Singles, Surabhi Gupta (SJC). Girls Senior Doubles, Amber St Rose/Surabhi Gupta (SJC). Boys Senior Singles, Taqel Lewis (SMC). Boys Doubles, Taqel Lewis/McThyvraal Girard (SMC) won by default. Womens Tertiary Singles, Catherine Edmund (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College). Men Tertiary Singles, Akeem Gustave (Monroe College). Mens Tertiary Doubles, Kieran President/Dylan Paul (SALCC). Senior Mixed Doubles, Nicolas John/ Megan William (Leon Hess). Tertiary Mixed, Keiran President/Catherine Edmund (SALCC).
Special Awards: Best Male Captain, Mergregor Mongroo (Monroe College). Best Female Captain, Catherine Edmund (SALCC); Best Sportsmanship, Nicholas St John (Leon Hess), Amber St Rose (SJC). Most Organized School, St Joseph’s Convent. Most Committed School, Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary. Most Disciplined School, St Joseph’s Convent. Most Dedicated School, Corinth Secondary.