John Chin and Trey Mallory take U18 doubles title in Antigua

By November 26, 2019

Jamaica John Chin recently and Bermuda’s Trey Mallory teamed up to win the U18 title at the Antigua& Barbuda Cup held in St. John’s Antigua.

Chin and Mallory defeated the number-two seeded pair of Erik and Kevin Kovacs of Canada 6-4, 2-6, [10-5].

Chin said that winning the title made up for his dispiriting loss in the singles competition. He lost in singles play 6-3, 6-1 to Kevin Kovacs so winning the doubles title allowed him to exact a measure of revenge.

“I had a disappointing early exit in the quarter-finals of the singles. I wasn’t on form. It happens sometimes, so I became really focused on playing my best in the doubles. Trey (Mallory) is also a strong doubles player.”

Chin, 16, is currently has a world ranking of 527 up from 552 and is among Jamaica's top five senior tennis players. He was considered for selection to Jamaica's Davis Cup senior team earlier this year.

His final two tournaments for this year will be the Eddie Herr International Junior Championships in Bradenton, Florida, and the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship in Plantation, also in Florida. Both competitions are considered to be among the top tournaments on the global junior circuit.

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