13 AND UNDER DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONS TENNIS TEAM SELECTEDWednesday 24th August 2011
Antigua and Barbuda's junior tennis titans wind down the summer season with spots in the skill building Thirteen (13) and Under Development Championships.
| Jevannie Ambrose
Making the trip to Suriname will be 13-year-old D’Jeri Raymond, currently the number one ranked player Under 14 in COTECC (Confederation of Tennis in Central America and the Caribbean); 13-year-old Jevannie Ambrose; and 11-year-old Cordell Williams - all of whom have had a busy summer playing tournaments across the region, including the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, the Dutch Caribbean countries, Tobago, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent. Accompanying the players will be captain and coach David Jerry Williams and chaperone Alice Williams.
They will be flying the Antigua and Barbuda flag alongside teams from Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Haiti, Guyana, the Netherland Antilles, Suriname, the United States Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, Jamaica and host country Suriname.
Raymond and Ambrose are no novices to this tournament. Both represented Antigua at last Year’s tournament held in Curacao with Raymond placing 6th out of 19 girls and Ambrose placing 11th out of 26 boys in their respective competitions, and Antigua placing 9th among the fourteen (14) participating countries.
It'll be Williams Jr.'s first appearance at the Development Championships. The top U13 athletes from each country are usually selected to represent at this event, with personal improvement and national glory among the overarching goals. Antigua and Barbuda last claimed the prize in 2008.
As it applauds the successes, as well as the hard fought battles and solid sportsmanship, even in defeat, of these and other juniors during the summer tournament season, the Antigua and Barbuda Tennis Association urges all parents and guardians to involve their students in some sporting - or other character and skill building extracurricular activity - at an early age. Sporting activities in particular have the added benefit of keeping them healthy and driven, with potential spillover into their academic and social life. From our junior tennis athletes, who have to juggle their academic pursuits with academic consistency and other childhood endeavors, their peers can learn the value of goal setting and time management; and, most important of all, balance.
We say thanks to the corporate community for their support of the Association and of individual athletes; in particular, this season ...
- Cool & Smooth
- Harney Motors Ltd
- Mill Reef Club
- Cort & Cort
- Salem & Elias Hadeed
- Antigua Power company
- Destination Antigua
- Charlies Service Station
- Gomes Enterprises
- Caribbean Alliance
- National Olympic Committee
- Ministry of Sports
- Zorol Barthley
- ABI Bank Ltd
- West Indies Cricket Board
- Food Brokerage Services
- Mega Distributors
- EVC Pharmacy
- Peters Electrical
- Lions Car Rental
- Island Furniture
- Minister John Maginley
See appendix A (Team statistics below
U13 team summer statistics
Cordell Williams jr
Coco Cola ITF St. Lucia Junior tournament U12 finalist U14 1/8 singles U14 1/8 doubles
SVG ITF Junior International tournament U14 1/8 doubles
ITF Tobago Junior tournament U14 QF doubles
23/7/2011 to date #1 ranked U14 female junior (COTECC)
Junkanoo Bowl U14 SF singles U14 finalist doubles
TIHTA Aruba U14 SF singles U14 Winner doubles
The Dutch Caribbean Open U14 QF single U14 winner doubles
Coco Cola ITF St. Lucia Junior tournament U14 Winner singles U14 winner doubles
SVG ITF Junior International tournament U18 1/8 singles U18 1/16 doubles
ITF Tobago junior tournament U18 1/8 singles U18 QF doubles
The Dutch Caribbean Open U14 QF doubles
SVG ITF Junior Intenational tournament U14 Consol finalist
ITF Tobago junior tournament U14 QF singles U14 QF doubles
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