Major, Roberts see action on the ITF World Tennis Tour
Bahamians Kevin Major Jr. and Justin Roberts are both currently competing on the tennis pro circuit.
Major has advanced out of the qualifying rounds of the M15 Cancún Tennis Cup in Cancún, Mexico. In qualification, Major, seeded second, received a bye in the first round and was victorious in the second and third rounds.
In the second round, he defeated Mariano Silberstein, of Argentina, in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-2. In the final round of qualifying, Major outlasted eighth seeded Tim Handel, of Germany, in a third set tiebreak, 6-1, 1-6 and 10-5.
Major was scheduled to open up main draw play, in the round of 32, on Wednesday but the result of his match was unavailable up to press time. He was scheduled to face hometown player Tigre Hank, of Mexico. Later on in the day, Major was scheduled to team up with American Charles Force in doubles to face the third seeded Bolivians Alejandro Mendoza and Federico Zeballos.
The tournament is being played at the Cancún Tennis Academy in Cancún, Mexico. It is a part of the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) World Tennis Tour, and carries a total purse of USD$15,000.
Roberts is participating in the M25 Oracle Pro Series Tournament in Waco, Texas, USA.
Roberts didn’t get out of the qualifying rounds in singles, but will team up with Jody Maginley, of Antigua & Barbuda, in doubles. The duo has a doubles championship from this summer in Cancún and were scheduled to play their round of 16 matches yesterday. Roberts and Maginley were scheduled to take on the third seeded team of Jesper De Jong and Ryan Nijboer, both from the Netherlands, on Wednesday. The result of that match was unavailable up to press time.
The event is being played on the hard-outdoor courts of the Hurd Tennis Center at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and carries a total purse of USD$25,000.
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) wishes both players much success in their quests for additional titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour.