The 2019 Voyager Open presented by GO! Insect Repellent got underway Thursday on the Kenneth “Wriggler” King Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. This is the fifth installment of the annual event. It has always been a player favorite and is proving so as we see many of our local players returning to the fold.
Among the returnees is past champion Akeem Gustave as he hopes to conquer the field once again. Gustave will undoubtedly face some stiff competition as the field has grown and there are more than a few threats lurking in this field of players. Jean-Phillippe Murray played Gustave tough for over three hours and three grueling sets, so we know he wants revenge. Then there’s the hungry Max William lurking not to mention a well-seasoned Tjimon Louisy who plays an attacking brand of tennis.
Brent St. Catherine returns seeking his fourth Veterans title in five years, he has dominated this category. Jonathan Gladding, Cameron Moffat and Chris Hunte are all ready to wrestle it away from him. We are going to see players like McGregor Mongroo, Zy Richards and Omodelle Philips pick up tennis racquets once again.
The Voyager Open boasts a blend of junior and senior players who will provide some entertaining battles moving forward. William heads into the men’s division once again; he made the final and will try to do one better this year. Some of the other juniors will also make the jump into the Open categories, players such as: Andre Fontenelle, Navit Isaac, Aviona Edmund, Nadjema Morille and Iyana Paul.
Iesha Emile returns as a women’s finalist with the hopes of capturing the title in 2019. The boys 18’s looks like another battle between Aidan Bousquet and Max William unless someone steps up to play spoiler. The girls 18’s draw is wide open with players like Netanya Faissal, hoping to keep her younger peers at bay to reclaim a title that was once hers. Girls divisions will see Iyana Paul, Alannah Bousquet, Briana Jn Baptiste, Jace Leon, Latoya Murray and Natasha Charles all set to compete.
Boys Divisions consists of players like Peterson George, Ryan Nathaniel, Corey Charles, Kyle Anius and Arden Rosemond. The Voyager Open presented by GO, will host divisions from 12 and under all the way up to the Veterans category, which is always a crowd favorite. The public is invited to watch our current best and future stars.