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JM | Nov 30, 2022

Mayberry Investments Limited bats for tennis

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From left: Mayberry Investments Limited’s Senior Marketing Officer Desiree Wheeler, and Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Stephanie Harrison, are all smiles at the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Tournament at the Liguanea Club on Sunday.

Mayberry Investments Limited steadfastly raises the bar in sports development in the Jamaican sporting arena. The Company is celebrating the success of yet another edition of the Open Junior Tennis Tournament, held at the Liguanea Club on November 19 and 20. The investment company has been the title sponsor for the past nine years of the championship, for this reason,  the Company was eager for the reignition of the competition, following the two years lapse resulting from the pandemic.

Looking on in sheer focus at the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Tournament on Sunday at the Liguanea Club are (from left to right) Sales and Marketing Manager for the Liguanea Club, Janice Carby, Senior Marketing Officer at Mayberry Investments Limited, Desiree Wheeler, and Tournament Director Llockett McGregor.

The Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Championship was served off on Saturday, November 19, and came to a halt on November 20 with the finals and awards ceremony

A total of 54 participants competed for prizes in the event, inclusive of both boys and girls, between the ages of 12, 14, 16, and 18 and younger. The champions of each category were awarded trophies and points that went toward their overall national rating.

Ftom left: Girls under-18 champion, Courtney Chin and second place winner, Kalila Morris share a firm handshake on Sunday at the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Tournament on the grounds of the Liguanea Club.

For the under-boys 12u category, Matthew Heaven copped the victory with a 3-1 win ahead of Zane Desilva who came in second scoring 3-2, while Liam Blackwood who rounded up 3rd place scored 2-2 in the division. Malique Adlam defeated Dylan Marks in the boys’ 14u division by scores of 7-5 and 6-4. Joseph DePeralto and Jairdan Gibbs, who competed in their under 16 and 18 division, respectively, won the championships by recording scores of 6-3 and 6-2. For the girls’ categories, Azirah Daniels walked away with the 12u trophy receiving 2-0 points, ahead of Charlee Allison who received 1-1. The 14u category saw Adira Jones defeating Dacia Douglas with a win of 6-0 6-0, while Xenya Miller Brown took the 16u title, defeating Alana Batchelor. The 18 u winner, Courtney Chin, defeated her opponent, Kalila Morris with a win of 6-1 6-3.

Kosie Gibbs, boys under-16 second place winner, displaying sheer determination at the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Tournament at the Liguanea Club on Sunday.

Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Mayberry Investments Limited, Stephanie Harrison, expressed the importance of the Company partnering with the tournament.

 “ The tournament has helped hundreds of kids over the years, therefore, Mayberry Investments Limited remains committed to providing the best atmosphere for tennis in Jamaica to continue thriving. We are proud to be a part of this tremendous tournament once more and it’s notably an incredible feeling  to see our young people come out and compete in friendly rivalry, and enjoy themselves while doing so.” states Harrison.

From left: Chevelle Lai, Investment Advisor at Mayberry Investments Limited presents Joseph DePeralto with his trophy and memorabilia following his victory in the boys under-16 event at the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Tournament at the Liguanea Club on Sunday.

Following its 2 years absence, Tournament Director Lockett McGregor, believes that the Open Junior Tournament is an important instrument for these children. “The tournament serves as a stepping stone leading towards greater growth for the children. The participants came out and performed at their best. It is developmental tournaments like these that facilitate and hone the talents that allow the juniors to obtain university scholarships and professional tennis careers.”

McGregor added that “ My immense love for the sport pushes me to come back year after year, and so, having an organization like Mayberry on board for the 9 years of this annual event means a lot. The partnership has been crucial to the development of Jamaican tennis at this level. We must commend the Mayberry team for continuing to work with us and we look forward to years to come.”

From left: Xenya Miller Brown, girls under 16 winner, collects her winning trophy and memorabilia from Mayberry Investments Limited’s Investment Advisor, Horace Collins, on Sunday at the Mayberry Investments Open Junior Tennis Tournament.

“The children of Jamaica are going to benefit considerably from this event, especially those who are just coming of participation age. The value of the tournament impacts many lives across Jamaica, as such, it is our hope that other children are increasingly intrigued by the sport, enough for them to actively participate and follow the footsteps of those that are currently engaged in the sport.” Harrison acknowledged.

At the close of yet another successful edition, the Company expresses its gratitude to all the participants and supporters of the tournament. The Company urges other organizations to come on board as they seek to make tennis a staple in the lives of Jamaicans across the breadth of the country.

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