Three in a row for Neveril in PwC junior circuit

Jakub Neveril has started the year on a roll. Photos by Martin Wilkinson.

Jakub Neveril picked up his third tournament win of the PwC Junior Tennis Circuit on 2 April at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South Sound, while Phin Ellison and Harrison Clough also won in their age divisions.

The third tournament of the 2017 season featured 33 juniors, including some newbies to the Under-10 division.

The final of the Under-10 featured Jake Fagan and Phin Ellison. It was a competitive match, with Phin Ellison becoming the eventual winner in a tough two-set match. This was the third consecutive final that these two foes faced each other.

“Both players showed a lot of pride and determination in the final and it was great to see both players giving their efforts for the final day,” noted tournament director, Rob Seward.

Digby Robinson defeated newcomer Ben Priaulx for the third-place position while Charlie Jones defeated Quinn Small for the consolation final.

The 14 and under division had another repeat final match from the earlier PwC tournaments.  Jakub Neveril won his third consecutive final against Alex Priestley.  Jakub has really started the year off well, as it is his third win in as many tournaments.

Willow Wilkinson took home the 3rd place trophy while Gavin Sunley won the consolation match against Jagger Linford, an overseas student.

The 18 and under division witnessed the best under 18 female player take on some tough competition.  Jade Wilkinson, the best female junior in Cayman went against one of top juniors from the past PwC circuit’s rankings, Harrison Clough.

Clough has been going to an academy in Scotland where he has been going to school as well as playing tennis for his school for the last year and a half.  As Clough was on a mid-term break, he was able to compete in his first PwC Circuit tournament of 2017. He eventually defeated Wilkinson in a tough and thrilling three set match.

Alex Claybourn was the 3rd place winner, while Jake Booker took home the consolation trophy.

“A lot of the tennis juniors that play in these tournaments go around the world and region to participate at a high level in other tournaments throughout the year so it is always entertaining when they play in our local tournaments in Cayman,” Seward said.

“It was also great to see some new juniors participate in their first tournaments as well, as these tournaments are a benchmark to their junior tennis career,” he added.

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