The weekend’s heavy rain didn’t stop the National Bank ATA 4-Star Atlantic Tennis tournament from hitting the indoor courts at the Spa Total Fitness Center in Charlottetown.
A deluge of elite Atlantic tennis players competed across 7 age divisions in hopes of securing a spot in the National Bank Atlantic Championships to be, held later this summer in Truro
Among the 29 competitors, PEI’s rising stars, sisters Tiffany and Maggie Chong, both cruised to top finishes in girl’s U10 and U12 divisions. While Tiffany never dropped a set to any of her opponents in round robin competition, Maggie closed-out the tournament with an easy 6-3, 6-1 win over
Fredericton’s Vanya Virmani.
In boys action, Newfoundland brothers Liam and Aiden Drover-Mattinen, dominated their divisions with Liam cruising to an easy 1st place finish, going 2-0 in the boy’s U16 round robin, while the elder Aiden brushed aside competition in the boys U18 division with an incredible 6-0, 6-2 win over Nova Scotia ace Luke Conlon.
Charlottetown’s Maria Campeanu went down swinging in a hard-fought contest against Nova Scotia rival Esmé MacGillvary, 6-2, 6-4.
Top seed Kieryn Minor topped the boys U12 field with an easy, straight sets win over 2nd seed Griffin McDonough.
ATA action continues next weekend in Moncton.