Hadyn Lewis lived up to expectations with a stunning straight sets victory during round two of the Incorporation of Barbados Limited Barbados Tennis Association Senior National Open.
Competing on court one last night at the home of tennis in Wildey, Lewis seeded eight on paper for this tournament, showed that on the court why he is Barbados’ number two man in lawn tennis.
The national Davis Cup star and doubles specialist trounced his opponent Matthew Walcott 6-0, 6-0 as Lewis proved too hot to handle. After such an impressive showing on the court yesterday, Lewis will await the winner of the match between number two seed Kaipo Marshall and Adam King.
There were some other keenly contested matchups. Lewis’ former Davis Cup teammate Russell Moseley seeded at number one for this tournament came out on top 7-6 (4), 6-3 against Kyle Griffith. Credit to Griffith for taking the attack to Moseley who has a wealth of experience.
Moseley’s brother Ryan seeded three did not disappoint as he too emerged victorious 6-3, 6-0 against Andrew Symmonds in the other men’s open singles.
So far all the top eight seeded players are still in the competition with the exception of the number six Christian Maxwell who got knocked out early.
There were other matches played yesterday and Nicholas Charles won 6-3, 6-2 defeating Jaden Chandler. Curt Seifert also made his win over Liam Gill look easy 6-0, 6-1.
Meanwhile, in the doubles encounters, Stephen Slocombe and Craig Smith were triumphant 6-3, 6-1 over Nile Morris and Liam Gill.
Ryan Batson and his partner Junior King won 6-4, 6-4 against Kenton Gamble and Adam King. But it was Torian Alleyne and Julian Baird who looked really smooth to come out as winners 6-1, 6-1 against Sean Bullen and Nigel Pierre. Meanwhile, Luke Ollivierre and his partner Isaiah Roland captured the win by walkover.