Blackman and Gollop make quarterfinals

Blackman and Gollop Primary clinched their spot in the quarterfinals of the Berger Royale/Cave Shepherd National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship today with a 4-0 sweep of their opponents at their Staple Grove, Christ Church home court.

Blackman and Gollop, represented by Nathan King, Jaleeko Rouse-Legall, Joshua Dorne, Lason Grant and Nathaniel Holmes, got the better of St Silas, Roland Edwards, Lawrence T. Gay and Westbury in some keen battles.

Nathan King gave Blackman and Gollop Primary something to shout about by winning all of his games. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Nathan King gave Blackman and Gollop Primary something to shout about by winning all of his games. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Blackman and Gollop first defeated Lawrence T Gay 2-1 with King winning over Raniko Babb 21-12.  This victory came after Rouse-Legall had lost the opening game to Taureen Phillips 21-15. In the decider Dorne scored an emphatic 21-7 victory over Kaleb Francis.

The home side defeated Westbury 2-1 but the score line did not tell the story of their dominance. Both King and Dorne dished out sows, defeating Tyrique Moise and Tyler Stuart 21-6 and 21-2 respectively to take a 2-0 lead in the contest. Grant was then defeated 21-16 by Tashawn Weekes in a consolation win for Westbury.

Tyler Stuart of Westbury Primary was one of three females involved in the National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship today.
Tyler Stuart of Westbury Primary was one of three females involved in the National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship today.
Taurean Phillips of Lawrence T Gay Primary took a game off Blackman and Gollop.
Taurean Phillips of Lawrence T Gay Primary
took a game off Blackman and Gollop.

Blackman and Gollop had things much easier against Roland Edwards winning the contest 3-0.

King defeated Khritiano Gibbons 25-23, Dorne beat Shamar Headley 21-9 and  Holmes got the better of Amari Bishop 21-10.

They were again faced with stiff resistance when they encountered St Silas but eventually won 2-1. King defeated Ronaldo Catlyn 21-18 in a stirring contest and this was followed by Dorne turning back the challenge of Malique Griffith at 21-12. However Shae Husbands ensured it wasn’t a clean sweep by beating Holmes 21-14.

In other matches played St Silas defeated Westbury 3-0 , disposed of Roland Edwards 2-1 and also won over Lawrence T Gay 3-0. Lawrence T Gay beat Westbury 3-0 but lost to Roland Edwards 2-1.

Quarterfinals action starts tomorrow. Ellerton take on Hilda Skeene, St Cyprian’s play Wesley Hall, George Lamming play Belmont and Bay Primary battle against Blackman and Gollop. (WG)

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