The CAC Games is one of the qualifying events en route to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
According to Earl Charles, President of the Grenada Tennis Association, this is Grenada’s second international tennis team in 10 years, and the first time coordinating US–based players to represent Grenada. All five tennis players currently attend universities in the USA.
Events for Monday 24 November
Women’s Singles at Palmas Racquet Club
Lois Alexis (Grenada) vs. Daniela Obando (Honduras) in the 1st round of matches
on Court #10
Results: Lois Alexis lost 6–4, 6–1, to Daniela Obando
Akilah James (Grenada) got a bye into the second round of matches where she will play against Mariaryeni Gutierez (Venezuela).
Results: Akilah James lost 6–2, 6–2, to Mariayeni Gutierez
Grenadians Akilah James and Lois Alexis teamed up in the women’s doubles. They received a bye into the 2nd round where they will face Venezuelans Andrea Gamiz and Adriana Perez.
Men’s Singles at Palmas Racquet Club
Shem Alexis (Grenada) lost his match against Pablo Nunez (Costa Rica) 6–4, 5–7, 4–10
Yannik James (Grenada) advanced to the 2nd round of matches in the men’s singles at the 2014 CAC Games. The 19-year-old quickly defeated his opponent Kyle Joseph (Antigua & Barbuda) 6–0, 6–2, in the 1st round match that lasted 52 minutes.
Yannik went to face Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic in the 2nd round of matches. However, he lost 6–4, 6–2, to his opponent.
Later on Yannik James will team up with Aaron Moses in the men’s doubles against the Jamaican’s Darian Burrel and Dominic Pagon
Paul Williams finished 7th in semifinal 2 in the men’s 100m at the Heriberto Jara Athletic Stadium. Williams who represented Grenada at the London 2012 Olympics finished in a time of 10.93 seconds behind Adrian Griffith of The Bahamas (1st, 10.41s Qualified for final), Levi Cadogan of Barbados (2nd, 10.45s Qualified for final), and Diego Palomeque of Colombia (3rd, 10.45).
Michael Wilson competed in semifinal 3 of the men’s 100m. Runing out of lane 4, Wilson who made his international debut for Grenada in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games finished 7th in 10.84 seconds, his new season’s best (his previous season’s best being 11.00s). Winning semifinal 3 of 3 in the men’s 100m are:
1st Cruz Palacios (Honduras) 10.26s Q
2nd Yoandry Andujar (Dominican Republic) 10.29s Q
3rd Yadier Luis (Cuba) 10.38s q
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR TEAM GRENADA
26 November – Men’s 200m – Joel Redhead
28 November – Men’s Javelin – Kurt Felix