Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 11:30 AM
Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SPORTS
SPORTS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ACTION CONTINUES IN ADULT TENNIS LEAGUE
Action continues in the 2007 USTA/VITA Chrysler Adult Mixed Doubles League throughout the Virgin Islands. Ninety-five tennis players are competing in a round-robin format of mixed doubles in the St. Thomas-St. John and the St. Croix Districts.
On St. Croix, the Cruzan Aces, led by Captain Dynel Sota, are leading in the 8.0 combined flight with a 4-0 record. The Cruzan Racquets, led by Captain Susan Armstrong, follow closely with a 3-1 record. The Hotshots, led by Captain Liz Fox, and the Spider Monkeys, led by Captain Melanie Conhoff, follow with 1-3 and 0-4 records respectfully.
In the Cruzan 7.0 combined flight The Hurricanes, led by Captain Isabel Brady, narrowly lead the Cruzan Wreakers, led by Captain Sharon Quinn. The Hurricanes have a 3-1 record while the Cruzan Wreakers have a 3-2 record. The Buccaneers, led by Captain Bob Chaput, and Mixed Troubles, led by Captain Jacqueline Mashburn, follow with 2-3 and 1-3 records respectfully.
On St. Thomas, Fenella’s Team and Megan’s Team, led by Captains Fenella Cooper and Megan Boyle respectfully, are tied at 1-1 in the 7.0 combined flight.
Competition continues in a mixed doubles round robin team format through October 21st. The championship team in the 7.0 combined flights from both the St. Croix and the St. Thomas-St. John Districts and the top two teams from the 8.0 combined flight from the St. Croix District will qualify for the Caribbean Sectional Championships to be held at the Honda Center in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, November 2-4.
For more information on the St. Croix Adult Mixed Doubles League contact Locale Coordinator, Don DeWilde, at 773-3036; on the St. Thomas-St. John Adult Mixed Doubles League contact Local Coordinator George Newton, at 513-7664; and for general information on the VITA Adult Tennis Leagues contact VITA Tennis Coordinator, Bruce Wray, at 692-4139.
St Thomas Yacht Club Oct 19-21st Registration Form Please find attached the entry form for the HOVENSA/VITA Junior Tennis Series V event scheduled for Oct. 19-21, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. PLEASE post and help with sign-ups. All entries need to go to the STYC by 5pm on Tuesday, Oct. 16, by 5pm. You may also fax this registration form to 778-8922.
The TC of STX will host the next Jr Series IV event, Sept 28-30.
The ST. Thomas YC will host the Series V event, Oct. 19-21.
The Buccaneer TC will host the Series VI event, Nov. 9-11.
The West Side TC will host the Series VII event, Dec. 14-16.
Please drop of forms to the Buccaneer Hotel Tennis shop or fax them to 778-8922 before 5:00pm April 10th.
CRUCIANS DOMINATE JR. TENNIS TOURNEY
St. Croix junior tennis players dominated the second tournament in the HOVENSA/VITA Junior Tennis Tournament Series held last weekend at the St. Thomas Racquet Club. Five of the six junior singles titles were won by Cruzians. The sole St. Thomian winner was Cajay Jacobs in the girls 14 and under division. Ashley Lawrence went undefeated in round-robin play winning the girl’s 18 title followed by Safiya Taylor and Khadija Thomas. Jacobs won the girl’s 14 title beating Leah DeWilde 7-5 6-2 in the finals. Savannah Logan beat Madeleine Duggan 6-3 6-1 to win the girl’s 14 consolation. Lorhra Emmanuel beat Hanna Shuck 6-1 6-2 to win the girl’s 12 title. Devon Locke continued his winning ways by going undefeated in the boy’s 18 and under round-robin competition. Akeel Simon and Eric Emmanuel finished second and third respectively. Andy Feldman won the boy’s 16 and under title beating Brooks Kelly 6-0 6-0 in the finals. Ajaime Monell defeated David Emmanuel 6-0 6-3 in the boy’s 16 consolation. Danny Kenses defeated Wilbur Williams 6-3 6-4 to win the boy’s 12 title. Alex Kenses defeated Jemoi Gerald 6-2 6-2 in the boys 12 consolation. Twenty-six junior tennis players competed in the second of seven junior tournaments sponsored by HOVENSA. The third stop in the junior tennis series will be played at the Buccaneer Tennis Club on St. Croix April 13-15. Call Don DeWilde, Buccaneer Tennis Club Tennis Pro, at 773-3036, or VITA Tennis Coordinator, Bruce Wray, at 692-4139, for more information or to register for the next HOVENSA/VITA Junior Tournament.
DEWILDE AND FELDMAN DOUBLE UP IN JR TOURNEY
LEAH DEWILDE AND ANDY FELDMAN EMERGERED AS DOUBLE WINNERS IN THE 1ST HOVENSA/VITA JUNIOR TENNIS TOUIRNAMENT SERIES EVENT HELD AT THE TENNIS CLUB OF ST. CROIX. DEWILDE PLAYING IN THE GIRL’S 14 AND 16 AGE GROUPS AND FELDMAN PLAYING IN THE BOY’S 14 AND 16 AGE GROUPS WON THEIR RESPECTIVE TITLES. DEWILDE BEAT MADELEINE DUGGAN 7-6 AND 6-1 IN THE 14’S AND BEAT MADELEINE AGAIN IN THE 16’S IN A TOUGH 6-7 6-1 7-6 FINALS. MEANWHILE FELDMAN WON BOTH THE BOY’S 14 AND 16 ROUND-ROBIN EVENTS WHILE NEVER LOSING A SET. BILL BYRD FINISHED SECOND IN BOTH BOY’S 14 AND 16’S WHILE DAVID EMMANUEL FINISHED 3RD IN THE 14’S AND ANJAY MONNELL FINISHED 3RD IN THE 16’S.
OTHER TOURNAMENT RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: DEVON LOCKE BEAT ERIC EMMANUEL 7-5 5-7 6-4 TO WIN THE BOY’S 18; LORHRA EMMANUEL WON THE GIRL’S 12 ROUND-ROBIN WITH HANNA SHUCK FINISHING 2ND AND BRIDGET OUSLEY TAKING 3RD; DANNY KENSES WON THE BOY’S 12 OVER JACK DUGGAN 6-3 6-1 IN THE FINALS; FRANCESA PASTORE BEAT EMMA LOGAN 8-5 IN THE GIRL’S 10 FINAL; AND ALEX KENSES WON THE BOY’S 12 ROUND-ROBIN WITH JACK DUGGAN 2ND AND WEBSTER BOZO 3RD.
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TENNIS ASSOCIATION WILL BE USING THE RESULTS OF ALL THE HOVENSA/VITA JUNIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT SERIES EVENTS TO RANK JUNIOR PLAYERS FOR POSSIBLE SELECTION TO VITA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS TEAM FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OVER THE SUMMMER MONTHS. ALL JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
THE NEXT JUNIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN THE HOVENSA/VITA SERIES WILL BE HELD AT THE ST. THOMAS RACQUET CLUB IN SUBBASE ON MARCH 9-11. CONTACT VITA TENNIS COORDINATOR, BRUCE WRAY, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HOVENSA/VITA JUNIOR TENNIS SERIES AT 692-4139.