Titles decided in inaugural SVG Cup

Singles winners -  Daniella Benabraham (left)  Griffin Daehnke (right) 

Singles winners -  Daniella Benabraham (left)  Griffin Daehnke (right) 

The winners of the four categories of play in the inaugural SVG Cup Tennis tournament inked their names in history as the first to do so.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-18 tournament, which is the brain-child of Jamaican-born, Canada-based Karl Hale, concluded last Friday at the National Tennis Centre at Villa.

Taking the male singles title was Griffin Daehnke of the USA.

Facing Great Britain’s Luka Petrovic in the final, Daehnke had a 6-2 win in the first set, but Petrovic was forced to retire.

On the other side of the gender, it was another triumph for the USA, as Daniella Benabraham registered a 7-6, 6-2 win at the expense of Hannah Chambers of Barbados.