THE Abaco Tennis Association (ATA) held the first annual Sheri Roberts Open Memorial Tennis Tournament over the weekend. The event was sponsored by Daron Roberts.
Cameel McDonald, president of the ATA, thanked tournament referees Ivan Russell, Joshua Nudd and Vandea Stuart with the food preparation, Shane Krige, property manager of the Abaco Sporting Club and Christine Lightbourne, the manager of the Abaco branch of the Red Cross, for their assistance with first aid at the tournament site.
On hand to support the ATA and the tournament was Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association president Perry Newton, treasurer Timothy Dames and the assistant treasurer Wendy Bowe.
The competition featured some great matchups in the junior and open categories as the players participated in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
The open men’s winner was Joshua Nudd, who defeated Dames in the finals.
Winning the open men’s doubles were the duo of Joshua Nudd and Barry Russell after they knocked off the partnership of Vernon Russell and Tito Russell.
In the open mixed doubles, the pair of Joshua Nudd and Chivonne Reid pulled off the victory over Tito Russell and Cameel McDonald.
The juniors singles winner was Makayla McDonald with Braden Russell as the runner-up.
Newton expressed his delight in the growth of the ATA under McDonald’s leadership and he praised her executive team for the short period of time they have turned things around after the devastation of hurricane Dorian and the setbacks they’ve encountered as a result of COVID-19.
“We see the resilience of Abaco, the commitment of the Abaco Tennis Association and the sponsors,” he said.
“It demonstrates what can be achieved when everyone works together.”