Providence, Lowe claim KC mixed doubles tennis title
December 11, 2012
Providence, Lowe claim KC mixed doubles tennis title

Two former national age group tennis champions, Nicotello Providence and Akeisha, made a comeback to competitive tennis when they copped the Karib Cable Mixed Doubles title Wednesday at the Grassroot Tennis Club on Murray’s Road.{{more}}

Providence and Lowe’s claim to the title was not an easy passage, as they had to come from behind to overcome the seasoned Onike Spann and 12-year-old first former student of the Georgetown Secondary School Kameisha Lampkin.

Spann and Lampkin were cruising at 7-5, but Providence and Lowe stormed back to level the match at 8-8, then went on to win the tie-breaker at 7-3.

En route to the finals, Providence and Lowe ousted Grant Connell and Delissa Fernandez, 9- 7, while

Spann and Lampkin defeated Michael Nanton and Kamara Williams 9-2.

In other quarter-finals action, Trevor Sam and Shania Williams whipped Kevin Mathurin and Janelle John 9- 4 and Khir Huggins and Zonnette Baptiste got past Kevin Huggins and Shauna Samuel 9-8 (7-3) in the tiebreaker.

Then in the semi-finals, Spann and Lampkin overcame Khir Huggins and Zonnette Baptiste, 9-5, and Lowe and Providence saw off Trevor Sam and Shania Williams, 9-4.

At a brief ceremony following the final, Providence and Lowe took the winners’ trophies and Spann and Lampkin, the runners’-up trophies.

Michael Nanton and Kamara Williams were rewarded, having been adjudged the most outstanding pair.

The KC doubles competition was the first such competition held in St Vincent and the Grenadines for many years. (RT)