Prescott takes Scotia Tennis Singles title
September 3, 2004
Prescott takes Scotia Tennis Singles title

You can refer to him as the present day Julius Caesar, perhaps with a little variation. He came, he played and he conquered all in his way to take the Scotiabank Firms and Industrial Singles Tennis Championship.
Glenford Prescott, sports editor at the state-owned National Broadcasting Corporation, beat former Singles champion Alonzo Primus. {{more}}
Prescott was in scintillating form and disposed of Primus 11-9, 11-6 and 11-6.
“I done know before I leave home I beating Primus,” Prescott said.
It was an awesome display of power slamming by Prescott. Primus showed some resilience in the first game, which produced something of a contest, but after Prescott took the second game, the writing was more or less on the wall.
It was an exciting final. Primus showed patience and consistency and made Prescott work for every point. But the Sion Hill-born Prescott showed his agility and deft wrist work. He was strong on the forehand smash, but unleashed the occasional backhand flick with some ferocity, which surprised Primus.
A station sergeant in the local constabulary, attached to the Police Training School, Primus was confident of his team’s success at the start of the match. Police was placed to make a clean sweep of the evening’s proceedings. In the end, they had to settle for the Team title only. Their trio, with Primus supported by Rodney Caruth and Junior Simmons, beat British American Insurance Company 3-0. Caruth beat Michael Dallaway 11-6, 11-7, Primus overcame Mark Charles 11-7, 12-10, and Simmons clipped Clint DaSouza 11-6, 11-9.
It was also success for Mark Charles and Kenneth Cozier at the expense of the security duo of Simmons and Caruth. The lawmen took the first game 11-8, but Charles and Cozier rallied with 11-9 and 11-8 to seal the championship.
In other action, East Caribbean Group of Companies took the third spot with a three nil win over Coreas/Hazells Inc.
Conrad Charles defeated Wesley Cumberbatch 12-10, 11-8, Kenneth Cozier quashed Calvert Knights 11-0, 11-4, and Milton Caine demolished Vaughn Martin 11-5, 11-3.
The tournament was played at the Richmond Primary School, and was organised by the interim body of the Tennis Association. Norman Cumberbatch, Scotia-bank’s public relations manager, expressed his company’s satisfaction with the organisation of the tournament and pledged its commitment to continued sponsorship.
Prizewinners received trophies and table tennis rubbers as part of their rewards.