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  Lawn Tennis

Allen Lifts Petcom Title

 
Roshane Allen turned in a scintillating display to defeat top seed Jovaughn Mullings to capture the boys' Under-18 singles title at the two-day Petcom Open Junior Tennis Championships at Liguanea Club, New Kingston, last weekend.

Allen, ranked number four in the tournament, registered a hard-fought, come-from-behind 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Mullings to secure his first lien on the title.

The champion was blown away by the big-serving Mullings in the opening set.

However, Allen fought back in the second set as he broke Mullings, then held serve to win by two points.

Late rally from Mullings

The right-handed Allen, who jumped out to a hefty 3-0 lead in the final set, had to dig deep in his reserves to hold off a late rally from Mullings to win title.

Earlier, Allen booked his place in the final with an easy 6-3, 6-0 victory over Jason Lawson, while Mullings secured his spot in the championship game by defeating Dwain Herm 6-1, 6-3.

Kyle Martin won the boys Under-14 title with an exciting 7-6, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Jason Lawson, while Llana Blackwood captured girls' equivalent with a comfortable 6-0, 6-1 win over Leah Smyle.

The number two-ranked Blackwood beat third seed Amanda Pringle 8-1 in the semi-final, while Smyle had eliminated top seed Stephanie Franz 8-2 in the semis.

Damani Cain took home the boys' Under-12 trophy with an 8-5 win over Justin McLean.

The Girls' Under-18 competition was not contested due to insufficient entries.

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