Good attacking play was the formula used by Jeremy Miller and Ffion Fletcher to win the Class One Open singles titles in the Supreme Ventures Open Amateur Tennis Championship at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston. Competition was in three male categories – Classes One, Two and Three – and in one female category.Miller, who has a good all-round game, had a hard-fought semi-final against promising young Daniel Hill and prevailed 5-7, 7-5, 10-7. He then beat Adam Vaz – who had a fairly comfortable semi-final victory over Matthew Rodriguez – 6-2, 6-4 – in the finals.This match was a thriller that saw both players challenging each other for nearly two hours. After a fairly easy first set, which he won 6-3, Miller had to dig deep to defeat Vaz 7-6 in the second setFletcher, who has won a couple of titles recently, used her experience to defeat Emma Dibbs 7-6, 6-1 in the semi-finals, while Jenna Harrison had an easy passage to the finals as Selena Blythe was unable to play.In the finals, Fletcher won the first set 6-0 but had to work hard to take the second 6-4.Leighton Burton won the men’s Class Two title by defeating Barry Hazel 7-6, 6-3, while Jermaine Case had a walkover over Scott Jones in the men’s Class Three final.
The Fort St. John Flint Energy Bantam “B” Flyers beat the Chetwynd Scotiabank Giants 5-3 in exhibition action on Sunday. Jared Lang scored two goals in the game, including the game winner with ten minutes left in regulation, to help the Flyers secure the victory.The Flyers opened up a two goal lead midway through the first period with goals by Brandon Howard and Kyle Johnson. Chetwynd responded with two goals of their own in the final minutes of the period to knot the score at 2-2. Lang scored his first of the game to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.- Advertisement -Chetwynd tied the game 3-3 with a goal in the third, until Lang responded with the game winner.Kameron Furlong added an insurance marker with five minutes remaining to give the Flyers a 5-3 lead which held up as the final score.