Thursday, April 18, 2024

Teens show off skills


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Three teenagers put on a fine display of road tennis before the rains interrupted the second straight night of the Silver Hill Championships on Monday night.

St George Secondary student Nicholas “Nik-Nik” Ellis, who lives next door to the Silver Hill court, showed what a talented player does with home court advantage as he held off the much older Terrence Prescod 21-10, 17-21, 21-10.

Unreeling an array of backhand smashes and slices, Ellis outplayed Prescod in the in-house section in spite of Prescod smartly taking away Ellis’ backhand weapon to take the second game.  However, Ellis’ greater fitness and skills saw him taking the match while generously letting out Prescod from sows in both the first and decisive game.

Barbados Community College student Ezekiel “Ezee” Ward looked in trouble against 14-year-old six-footer Mosai Williams. The former Silver Hill champion and losing Under-17 islandwide finalist, Ward should have suffered an upset after trailing 8-14 in the decider.

A lack of experience from Williams allowed Ward to surge to 20-17 before taking that decider and the match.

In another in-house contest, journalist and Sauna champion Randy Bennett was solid in booting out former Barbados footballer Wayne “Bull” Lewis 21-12, 21-15.

The men’s open game between Jerry Harris and station Sargeant Lloyd Deane continued from the previous night and score of 10-10. Harris put on a show of some spectacular turns, but police officer Deane was matching in defence and attack to take the contest 21-19, 21-16. The rains then ended the night’s event at that stage. (KB)


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