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Team Bahamas finishes third in DR

Standing proud on the podium in third-place at the International Tennis Federation (ITF)/Cotecc under-12 Team Competition Sub Region 3 were the three-member girls team fielded by The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA).

The competition began on Monday, August 5 and ended on Saturday, August 10, in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

The team consisted of BreAnn Ferguson, Saphirre Ferguson and Jalisa Clarke. Marion Bain was the coach.

Puerto Rico finished first and Jamaica placed second.

Our girls participated amongst some of the most talented juniors in this region and they came out shining brightly. Their play was described as “dominant and consistent” by Coach Bain.

The boys ended tournament play today and we also congratulate them for representing well. Coach Jared Turnquest said, “I was extremely proud of the way our boys played this week, they played with intensity and grit and didn’t back down.”

The team played some great tennis and also competed at a high level. The team members for the boys included Jackson Mactaggart, Khai Rees and Jerald Carroll. With two new persons debuting for The Bahamas in team competition, their level of play was indeed commendable and we know they will only continue to improve.

The future of tennis is very bright.

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