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Carter rallies past Duke for Tranquillity crown
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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