Campbell and Persaud gain easy passes to Ladies Singles quarter-finals
The Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA), GBTI Independence Jubilee Open Tennis tournament has reached the quarter-final stage, after some entertaining matches last week.
In the Ladies Singles Round of 16, Rebel Open Finalist Cristy Campbell made light work of the young teenager Sarah Klautky, defeating her in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
Campbell who is a very consistent retriever never gave Klautky opportunities to make winners and this caused much frustration for the young player who clearly ran out of options.
In the top half of the draw, 15-year old baseliner Shivani Persaud also held her ground in the Quarters to wipe out Fiona Bushell 6-2, 7-5, while to meet in the semis, last year’s Champion Nicola Ramdyhan who out-powered Kalyca Fraser 6-1, 6-4.
Saturday evening starting at 5:00pm will feature many highly anticipated matches. The bottom half of the Ladies Singles category will come alive with two major clashes.
Campbell, who is noted for her high level of fitness will play last year’s finalist and young powerhouse Afruica Gentle and Coach Shelly Daly will play top junior Aretta Dey.
Later that evening, Men’s 35’s Champion Godfrey Lowden will take on the persistent veteran Harry Panday in what can be considered an old rivalry and Coach Leyland Leacock will challenge US Diplomat Albert Razick in an attempt to book their places in the finals.
The full match report is as follows:
Mens Open Singles: Round of 16, Benjettan Osborne def Orande Dainty 6-1, 6-4, Andre Erskine def Surendra Khayyam 6-1, 6-0
Ladies Open Singles: Round of 16, Cristy Campbell def Sarah Klautky 6-1, 6-1, Shivani Persaud def Fiona Bushell 6-2, 7-5, Qtrs, Nicola Ramdyhan def Kalyca Fraser 6-1, 6-4
Mens Over 35 Singles: Qtrs, Rudy Grant def Albert Razick 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, Harry Panday def Harrinand Persaud 6-2, 6-2
Mens Open Doubles: Round of 16, K.Gobin/K.Gobin def R.Bostwick/M.Campbell 6-4, 6-3, K.Abrams/B.Dalip def S.Khayyam/S. Bourne 6-0, 6-2
Mixed Open Doubles: Quarterfinals, G. Lowden/S. Daly def P. Clarke/A. Roberts 6-0, 6-0