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Carter rallies past Duke for Tranquillity crown

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Aidan Carter plays a sliding backhand against Akiel Duke (not shown), during the Men’s singles final of the Shell Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament at Club’s courts at Victoria Avenue in Port-of-Spain yesterday. PICTURE CA-IMAGES

Teenager Aidan Carter captured his first Men’s singles title at the Shell Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament when he defeated Akiel Duke in three sets at Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain Club’s clay courts, yesterday.

The 15-year-old Carter emerged victorious won the first set 6-4 but Duke battled back to claim the second set 5-7 to level the sets at 1-1. Carter dominated the third set though, winning it 6-2, to come away with a 2-1 victory.

Nabeel Mohammed and Vaughn Wilson were also in winners-row, beating Dexter Mahase and Keshan Moonasar, also in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 13-11 in the Men’s Doubles final.

Mohammed and Wilson made a good start and won the first set 6-3. However Mahase and Moonasar powered back and levelled the sets 1-1 after taking the second, 2-6. The final set was the most intense but it was Mohammed and Wilson emerging with a 13-11 victory to win 2-1.

The Veterans finale was an anti-climax as Richard Mc Letchie won by walkover from Kendall Cuffy.


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