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Baker Newman and Philip Major Jr. Emerge as the two top finishers of the 2019 BLTA Tennis Invitationals
By Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association
May 5, 2019 - 3:30:38 PM

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After the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) invitational Trials were held at The National Tennis Centre this weekend Baker Newman and Philip Major Jr. have emerged as the two top finishers of the Trials.

During matchplay on Day 1 Baker Newman won two competitve 3 setter tiebreak matches over Philip Major Jr.( 3-6, 7-6, 10-6) and Kevin Major Jr.( 3-6, 7-6, 10-5)

Philip Major would surge back after a first round loss to Baker and won a close 3 setter over Spencer Newman( 7-5, 1-6,11-9 ).  Despite winning his first round matchup over Spencer Newman (6-3, 5-7,10-8), Kevin Major Jr. sustained an injury in his match against Baker Newman and was not able to continue on the next day in competition play. Thus, Philip Major Jr. would secure another win with Kevin Major's walkover.

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The two top finishers Baker Newman and Philip Major Jr. will team up with the two top Open Nationals finishers Donte Armbrister and Justin Lunn to represent The Bahamas in June in Costa Rica.

The Order of Merit for the team at the Davis Cup will be in order of the highest ranked player internationally.  Mr. Marvin Rolle will serve as team captain.

The BLTA congratulates Baker and Philip on their respective victories in the invitationals and looks forward to a good representation by Team Bahamas in the 2019 Group III Americas Davis Cup competition.

Photos show the Team:  2 top trials finishers(Baker and Philip)and Open Nationals finishers(Donte and Justin).

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