No. 2 West Florida men’s tennis earns two GSC wins on Sunday

first_imgDELTA STATE RESULTSCHRISTIAN BROTHERS RESULTSPENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 2-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team earned a pair of wins over Gulf South Conference opponents on Sunday. West Florida (18-1, 8-0 GSC) defeated Delta State 6-0 before defeating Christian Brothers 8-1. No. 2 West Florida 6, Delta State 0 West Florida’s No. 1-ranked doubles team of senior Elio Latella (Sydney, Australia) and junior Warren Kuhn (Johannesburg, South Africa) won at number one doubles 8-5 while junior Kenny Brasil (Apucarana, Brazil) and sophomore Alex Peyrot (Castelnaudary, France) won 8-3 at number two doubles. Junior Pablo Borrero (Pereira, Colombia) and sophomore Pablo Tellez (Bogota, Columbia/Colegio) won 8-1 at number three doubles. No. 9 Peyrot won 6-0, 6-3 at number two singles while junior Juan Pablo Boada (La Paz, Bolivia) won 6-2, 6-0 at number five singles. Redshirt freshman Sebastian Sanchez (Bogota, Colombia) won 6-0, 6-0 at number six singles. No. 2 West Florida 8, Christian Brothers 1 Redshirt freshman Antony Simakov (Bradenton, Fla.) and senior Ture Skinner (Saint Michael, Barbados) won 8-0 at number two doubles while juniors Richard Hornby (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Tom Dynka (Kitchener, Ontario) won at number three doubles 8-0. Borrero won 6-0, 6-0 at number ones singles while sophomore Douglas Boe (Vinhedo, Brazil) won 6-1, 6-2 at number two singles. Sophomore Pablo Tellez (Bogota, Columbia) won 6-1, 6-2 at number three singles while Dynka won at number four singles 6-0, 6-0. Hornby won 6-0, 6-1 at number five singles while Skinner won at number six singles 6-0, 6-0. West Florida will next face No. 1 Hawaii Pacific on Wednesday, April 1 at 1 p.m. CT before facing No. 6 Concordia (N.Y.) on Thursday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. CT. UWF will then face Mississippi College on Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m. CT before facing Georgia Gwinnett at 3 p.m. CT later that day For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Molynes president wants RSPL subsidy

first_imgMolynes United President Herman Cruickshank has called for a subsidy by organisers of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to aid less financially endowed teams when the new season starts.Molynes were promoted to top-flight football in the 2019-20 season, which was then ruled null and void by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team had been undertaking a number of projects to achieve stability and remain one of the RSPL’s 12 teams for many seasons. This includes the refurbishing of its home base, Jasicera Park.However, with games to return during a pandemic, it is highly likely that there will be no lifting of the government ban on mass gatherings, including spectators at sporting events. This has consequences on the club’s revenue, especially from gate receipts and concessions.“It’s going to be very expensive, I know,” Cruickshank told The Gleaner. “But we still have to plan. “It’s going to be a rough season, let’s not fool ourselves. We were trying to go fan-based. We wanted our fans to buy into the club and to pay entry fees, and we could give them a discount. But with the possibility of fans not being able to come to the game, we might have to rethink that strategy. SUBSIDY PROGRAMME “But maybe the authority should put together a subsidy programme, because if you play a game and there’s no spectator, you may lose half a million dollars or more, so maybe some form of subsidy could work, or they could sell the sponsors some advertisements with banners on the stands, like what they do in the English Premier League.“It’s going to take a lot of planning but it can work, because I think, as it is now, the players are hungry for the football, and the country itself also needs something.”JFF General Secretary Dalton Wint said that the body is aware of the hardships clubs are expected to face, but refused to give details on what is being planned to address it.“All of those things are being discussed but I can’t comment on them,” he said. “It would be premature for me to provide a response about that, but everything is being discussed, everything is on the table.”The RSPL’s organising body, the Premier League Clubs Association, is reportedly set for a restructuring and renaming, and meetings are now under way to address how it will function going forward and the policies to be put in place to protect its clubs’ interests. [email protected]last_img read more

Carter, Springer help Pride down leaders Scorpions

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Left-hander Jonathan Carter notched his fourth half-century to become the tournament’s leading run-scorer while seamer Shamar Springer claimed his maiden five-wicket haul, but Barbados Pride’s 39-run victory Saturday over Group B leaders Jamaica Scorpions was of academic importance only as they missed out on a semi-final spot in the Regional Super50. Choosing to bat first in their final preliminary match at Kensington Oval, Pride rallied to 246 for five from their 50 overs – their highest total of the tournament – with Carter top-scoring with 82 and captain Shamarh Brooks striking 60.In reply, Scorpions were on course for victory at 183 for four in the 36th over before collapsing to lose their last six wickets for 24 runs, dismissed for 207 in the 42nd over.Andre McCarthy stroked 83 and Nkrumah Bonner, 41 but Under-19 World Cup star Springer scythed through the innings to finish with five for 30 and give Pride the edge. The defeat, however, was only the Scorpions’ second and it kept them on 21 points with a match left against United States at 3W’s Oval on Monday.Pride, meanwhile, nicked their fourth win but it was not enough to overhaul the second-placed Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, whose fixture against the United States was abandoned without a ball bowled due to persistent rain at the Windward Sports Club.Scorpions and Marooners have qualified for the semi-finals, scheduled for later next week. Needing a victory to end an otherwise wretched campaign on a high, Pride started well as Leniko Boucher struck 46 at the top of the order, posting 47 with Shayne Moseley (27) for the first wicket and a further 60 for the second with Brooks.When Boucher was second out in the 32nd over, Pride were in need of impetus at 117 for two, and they got it in the form of the enterprising Carter.The 30-year-old, the last of whose 28 One-Day Internationals came 17 months ago, counted seven fours and two sixes in a hasty 69-ball knock – accelerating the innings nicely at the death. Crucially, he put on 45 for the third wicket with Brooks who faced 72 deliveries and struck four fours, before dominating a 60-run, fourth wicket stand with Kevin Stoute who made 16.Carter was eventually run out off the penultimate ball of the innings, scampering for a tight second run. He has 351 runs in the tournament at an average of 50.Fast bowler Keon Harding, who finished with three for 58, then rocked Scorpions early, grabbing two wickets to send the innings crashing to 74 for four in the 14th over. In his first outing of the tournament, Harding hurried the aggressive John Campbell into a defensive stroke and had him nicking behind for six in the second over and then had Jermaine Blackwood (23) brilliantly caught at backward point in the 10th over by a leaping substitute Hayden Walsh Jr., after Chadwick Walton had been run out for 17 in a bad mix-up two overs earlier.When Brandon King edged veteran left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn behind, Scorpions were falling apart but McCarthy and Bonner united in a 109-run, fourth wicket partnership to tilt the odds in favour of the visitors.McCarthy faced 96 balls and counted eight fours and two sixes while Bonner struck two fours off 61 balls.But Springer intervened, trapping Bonner lbw and then also accounting for McCarthy in the 40th over, as he grabbed five of the last six wickets to tumble.last_img read more