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Defending Ladies Singles cham-
pion Olivia Bennett got off to a
winning start as action continued
in the Blink/ B-Mobile National
Open Tennis Championship at the
Eddie Taylor Public Courts in St
Clair on Wednesday evening.
Bennett beat Aura Whittier 6-0,
5-0 (ret.) to cruise into the quar-
terfinals, where she was set to face
sixth seed Nalini Maharaj late yes-
The 24-year-old, who is currently
based in Barbados, said she was
looking forward to seeing how the
rest of the tournament would
"I haven t played a match here
since last October so it s good to be
back," she said. "The competition
is at a higher level than last year.
There are a lot of players I haven t
seen in a while who ve come in from
overseas so it will be tougher and
more challenging and that s a good
Bennett will lead T&T in the
Americas Zone Group II of the Fed
Cup in the Dominican Republic next
week. She said she was hoping to
build on the momentum from last
year s tournament in Puerto Rico,
where the team placed seventh.
"Last year, surprisingly, we did
really well, gaining Breana [Stampfli]
will be a huge help for us this year
and hopefully we can advance fur-
She added that the ongoing tour-
nament would provide useful prepa-
ration for the international meet.
"It s good to get match practice
and gain some more fitness.
I think everybody will be well
prepared and we re all looking for-
ward to it."
There were few surprises in the
other matches with second seed
Stampfli and third seed Shenelle
Mohammed securing flawless wins
over their opponents Lily Lanser
and Victoria Koylass respectively.
A dominant all-round performance
by Hanoomam Moonsammy guided
Lawbreakers to a six-wicket win over
Fire as action continued in the Part-
TYRO Sports Club Windball Cricket
League in Santa Cruz last week.
Moonsammy had stellar figures of
2-0-3-4 while Aneesh Sookoo took
three for 14 as Fire Cumbled to 48 all
lout batting first. In reply, Lawbreakers
raced to 50 for four in 5.1 overs with
Moonsammy blasting 39. Devaligan
Gibson did his best to turn things back
for Fire, taking two for 13, though it
was not enough to make up for his
team s ordinary batting.
In other matches, Familia de Cricket
battled to a three-wicket win over
Blood Brothers in a match that was
decided by the last ball. Blood Brothers
compiled 83 for seven in their 12 overs
batting first with Rawle Sammy
anchoring the innings with an unbeat-
en 40. Kenton Charles was the pick
of the bowlers with four for 16 in three
overs while Kempes Charles chipped
in with one for seven.
Familia s reply came down to the
wire with Devon Charles (28) and
Rashaad Harris (15) doing enough to
Christopher Jagmohan played his
part for Blood Brothers with figures
Meanwhile, Gregory Webb and Kay-
ode Williams rallied Drifters a 38-run
win over Home Boys. Webb topscored
with 49 as Drifters racked up an
imposing 114 for five in their 12 overs.
He found support in Khadeem
Williams, who contributed 24. Home
Boys stumbled in their reply, getting
to 76 for nine by the time their overs
ran out. Williams grabbed three for
14 in three overs while Garfield Roberts
had figures of 1-0-4-2.
the heat on Fire
Bennett off to good start
Olivia Bennett currently based in Barbados.
Olivia Bennett (1) def.
Aura Whittier 6-0, 5-0
Maharaj (6) def.
Chin Lee 6-2, 6-2,
Emma Davis (4) def.
Britney Khan 6-0, 6-0,
(7) def. Sarah Salandy 6-
0, 6-0, Emma-Rose
def. Sherisse Arjoon 6-0,
Mohammed (3) def.
Victoria Koylass 6-0, 6-0,
Yin Lee Assang def. Anya
w/o, Breana Stampfli (2)
def. Lily Lanser 6-0, 6-0.
Richard Chung / Lee
Anne Lingo (1) def.
Gianluc Robinson /
Carissa Rodulfo 6-1, 6-3,
Winnington Grazette /
Grazette (2) def. Dillon
Carmino / Bridgette
6-7(1), 12-10, Ivor
Grazette / Sheyenne
Lutchman (4) def.
Collin Auguste / Sindy
Beach 6-2, 6-2, Mc Colin
Sarah Salandy def. Dion
Auguste / Leah Alcala
Blood Brothers 83-7 (12) (Rawle Sammy
40 n.o., Kenton
Charles 3-0-16-4, Kempes Charles 2-0-7-
1) vs La Familia de
Cricket 84-7 (12) (Devon Charles 28,
Rashaad Harris 15,
Dwayne Jones 2-1-8-1, Christopher
Jagmohan 3-0-4-2). La
Familia won by three wickets.
Drifters 131-5 (12) (Sherwin Raymond
27 n.o., Christopher
Caldaron 18, Rocky Jacobs, Marlon
Moonsammy 15) vs Jaggan
United 53 all out (Desmond Herbert 11,
1.3-0-2-2). Drifters won by 78 runs.
Drifters 75-6 (12) (Rocky Jacob 18 n.o.,
2-0-10-2) vs Anthrax 74 all out (12)
(Kenneth Mohammed 12,
Alex Frederick 16, Kayam Ali 2-0-14-2,
3-0-6-2). Drifters won by one run.
Head Gone 129-6 (12) (Ariz Khan 28,
Sham Ramlalsingh 13,
Gobin Maniram 15, Rick Cassie 3-0-15-2)
vs Police 50 all out
(Zephon Richard 10, Jai Tremal 2-0-6-3,
2-0-6-2). Head Gone won by 79 runs.
Fire 48 all out (Aneesh Sookoo 3-0-14-2,
2-0-3-4) vs Lawbreakers 50-4 (5.1)
(Hanoomam Moonsammy 39,
Devaligan Gibson 2.1-0-13-2).
Lawbreakers won by six wickets.
Lawbreakers 96-8 (12) (Terrance Hinds
30) vs Head Gone 81-7
(12) (Ariz Khan 19, Duane Joseph 19,
Garvin Matoura 2-1-6-1,
Ronald Griffith 2-1-5-2, Sunil Narine 1-0-
1-0). Lawbreakers won by 15 runs.
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