Ramialison, Ore win ITF 18s Singles titles
November 2, 2007
Ramialison, Ore win ITF 18s Singles titles

By: Robertson S. Henry02.NOV.07

The Boys and Girls 18 Singles champions have been crowned, following two unexpected score lines on Saturday, October 27, as the Boys and Girls 18 Singles Finals in the Digicel International Tennis Federation Junior Tennis Tournament served off.{{more}}

First, Irina Ramialison, of France, defeated Kalotina Klonaris of The Bahamas 6-1, 6-0, while Junior Ore, of the USA, defeated Loic Ducourau, of France, 6-0, 6-2.

What is noticeable about both of the finals is the almost lackadaisical approach by the losing finalists. Klonaris failed to get her act together as Ramialison was all prepped and raring to go. Though Ramialison made a few unforced errors, Klonaris’ numerous unforced errors virtually handed the match to her opponent, who continued hitting winner after winner.

In the Boys 18 Singles Final, Ducourau just seemed not to have the ability to hit the ball where he wanted, as he did so unerringly in his previous matches.

He looked rattled from the first set, and never recovered enough to mount a serious challenge to Ore, who, along with Ramialison, walked away as the inaugural Digicel ITF Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 18 Singles champions.