Mark “Venom” Griffith and Antoine “Lil Man” Daniel are simply ‘A’ class.
The island’s top two players ensured that St Michael would once again repeat as champions in the ‘A’ class division, when the curtain came down on the National Sports Council Inter-Parish Road Tennis Championships last night at the Springer Memorial School.
Griffith and Daniel dispatched Christ Church’s team of Marson Johnson and Anthony “Ears” Mitchell in straight sets to claim their fifth consecutive title and walk away with $10,500.
Griffith turned back a determined Johnson 21-16, 21-14, while Daniel embarrassed Mitchell on national television with a 21-9, 21-15 whooping.
Christ Church claimed their only title of the championships when Victor “Earth” Ward and Randy “Cat” Yearwood defeated St George’s duo of Ivor Lashley and Bruce Pounder to capture the ‘B’ class division.
Ward was clinical in his 21-9, 21-15 win over Pounder which helped to ease the pressure of Yearwood, a relative newcomer.
And after losing the first set 12-21, Yearwood came back to take the second 21-16, to assure Christ Church of their first ever ‘B’ class title.
In the 21 and Under division, an unusually aggressive Emar Edwards, gave St George their second title in two days when he rolled over St James’ Dario Hinds, 21-9, 21-12.