White, Warford share limelight at junior tennis tournament

Dave Kearsey
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CORNER BROOK  Michael White showed he was pretty handy with a tennis racket as the young guns put it all  on the line at Wellington Wednesday.

White won top honours in the U14 boys bracket in both singles and doubles Wednesday as the Corner Brook Open Junior tennis tournament wrapped up in the city.

White defeated Mitchell Colbourne 6-4, 6-2 to win the singles title, while nabbing the doubles crown with Colin Hulan in a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Mitch Colbourne and Morgan Durnford.

White also tested his game in the U16 bracket, getting an 8-2 win over Hulan, who also stepped up an age group, before Kyle George was credited with a default win to claim the U16 crown.

On the female side, Alyssa Warford won the U16 singles crown and teamed up with Ashley Jacobs to win the U14 doubles crown.

Meanwhile, Ashley Jacobs won the U14 singles title with an 8-1 win over Jenna Specker in the final showdown.

Jacobs shaded Alyssa Warford 8-5 in one semifinal showdown to advance to the final, while Specker edged Helena 8-6 in the other top-four matchup to set the stage for the final.

Sidney Joyce, winner of the U10 singles crown one day earlier, won the U12 singles title Wednesday with an 8-3 victory over Emma White.

The following are the results from final day of play at the 2014 Corner Brook Junior Open Wednesday at the Wellington tennis courts:

 

Boys

U12 Singles

Mitchell Colbourne 8, Tristan George 1 (George forfeit)

U12 doubles

Lucas Kelly/Mitchell Colbourne 8, Morgan Durnford/Noah Veitch 0

Kelly/Colbourne champions

U14 Singles

Michael White 6-4, 6-2 over Mitchell Colbourne

White wins U14 singles crown

U14 doubles

Colin Hulan/Michael White 8, Lucas Kelly/Tristan George 5

Colin Hulan/Michael White 6-4, 6-2 over Morgan Durnford/Mitchell Colbourne

Hulan/White U14 doubles champions

U16 Singles

Michael White 8, Colin Hulan 2

Kyle George default win over Michael White

George wins U16 singles crown

 

Girls

U12 Singles

Sidney Joyce 8, Emma White 3

Joyce wins U12 singles crown

U14 Singles

Semifinal 1: Ashley Jaocbs 8, Alyssa Warford 5

Semifinal 2: Jenna Specker 8, Helena McCarthy 6

Final: Jacobs 8, Specker 1

Joyce wins U14 singles crown

U14 doubles

Ashley Jacobs/Alyssa Warford 8, Helena McCarthy/Jenna Specker 5

Jacobs/Warford win U14 doubles title

U16 Singles

Alyssa Warford 7-5, 6-4 over Samantha Jacobs

Warford wins U16 singles championship

 

***Correction to U14 girls play

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