BVI tennis players dominate Banco Popular Jr Tennis Tournament

Sources: BVITA/BVI Platinum

Harsh Banthia U14 and U16 Champion and Deandre Baijnauth U12 Champion of the Banco Popular Jr Tennis Tournament 2016 hosted in St Thomas, Sept 23 – 25. Photo: BVITA

Players from the British Virgin Islands Tennis Association dominated the court at the Banco Popular Jr. Tennis Tournament in every category they were registered in.

The tournament, which was hosted over the weekend, September 23-25 in St. Thomas, saw six local athletes participating in three of five of the categories – the Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 categories. The other categories were Under 10 and Under 8.

Deandre Baijnauth won the Under 12 championships and Harsh Banthia dominated in both the Under 14 and Under 16 championships.

The other members of the BVI team were Adrian Baijnauth, Dmoni Green, Jahmal Bertie and Malcolm DaBreo.

The BVI team was said to be the most popular team at the tournament, which saw other teams coming from St. Thomas and St. John.

President of the Association, Carol Mitchell shared sentiments from the audience, who stated that the BVI team brought out the competitive spirit of the tournament.

“They all worked hard and they deserve it,” said President Carol.

Under 12
Deandre Baijnauth defeated Brad Robinson 6-4,6-2 and Christian Beicher 6-4, 6-3 and went on to win against Krishna Daswani 6-2, 6-0.

Under 14
Harsh Banthia defeated Biton Charles 6-0, 6-0; Azad Daswani 6-1, 6-0 and won the championship by defeating Luca Hotze 6-2.6-2

Under 16
Harsh Banthia defeated Adrian Baijnauth 6-0, 6-0; and took the championship match against Luca Hotze 6-2, 6-2;