St. John’s Antigua- As Team Antigua & Barbuda continue to move on in their fight for positions both in the main and consolation draws for the singles and doubles categories in the ongoing Junior International Tennis Championships (JITIC), Shakir Elvin, the country’s lone Under-16 competitor, was successful in his match on Wednesday in San Salvador.
The Antiguan defeated Alberto De Mendiola of Costa Rica in three sets, winning 1-4, 5-3 (10-5). Elvin is, however, unable to compete in the doubles competition as he is the lone competitor in the Under-16 category.
In the Under-14 competition, D’Jeri Raymond was outplayed by Mexican Alexa Coutino who won the match in straight sets (4-2, 4-0).
Another Antiguan, Jessica Isaac, also fell short of winning her match Wednesday against Suriname’s Tirza Color. Isaac took the first set 4-2, but lost the second set 1-4 and eventually lost in the deciding tie break set, 4-10.
In the Under-14 doubles competition also on Wednesday, Raymond and Isaac continued their campaign after rain delayed play.
The team came up against the Curacao doubles team of Josephine Marshall and Danisja Ricardo. Ricardo and Marshall took the tightly contested first set, 7-5, before Raymond and Isaac made an easy win of the second set.
The third, as fate would have it, went to Marshall and Ricardo 10-8. Raymond and Isaac have now moved to the doubles consolation competition.
The Under-14 boys’ consolation competition saw Cordell Williams Jr come up against Joshua Worme of Barbados. Worme overcame Williams in straight sets, 4-1, 4-2.
Also in the boys’ consolation competition, Justice Christopher lost to Nagid Walle of Curacao, 4-0, 4-0.
The boys’ doubles competition continued as well with the team of Christopher and Williams Jr coming up against Yigal Bergen and Joshio Loor of Suriname. They lost to the South American team, 6-1, 6-1.
The team was later moved to the consolation doubles where they met the team Gerardo Ramirez and Samuel Hall of Honduras. The match was taken by Ramirez and Hall in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.