For this page I added the article that was published in the newspaper. As usual they spelt our last name incorrectly, but that always happens.
BLACKWOOD, VIERA, BRYAN TOP GUARDIAN LIFE ALL GIRLS CHAMPS
BY PAUL BURROWES
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Shantal Blackwood, Megan Viera, and Nicholene Bryan
worked their way to the top of the third staging of the
two-day Guardian Life All Girls Junior Tennis Championships
which ended Sunday at the Liguanea Club.
Blackwood overpowered Sicquena Sinclair 7-6, 6-3 for the
Advanced title, while Megan Viera eclipsed tennis stunner
and potential Miss Jamaica Teenage Maria Mair 6-3, 6-4
for the Intermediate trophy.
For the Beginner's title, St Andrew High's 16-year-old Bryan,
in her first year of playing the sport but with a natural built of a
sprinter, upstaged Mishika Hoo-Kim 6-3, 7-6.
Guardian Life Advisor Claudette Jackson-Rickards, present to
hand out the trophies, expressed her company's commitment to
the development of girls' tennis and preparation for the future.
Meanwhile, national technical co-ordinator Douglas Burke reiterated
that the opportunities for girls to get tennis scholarships in the
United States "are large".
"Every division one university in the US has eight full scholarships
for girls, and only four and half for boys," he explained.
He noted that under NCAA rules, universities were instructed "to allocate
more funds to female athletics and as a result there is an increase
in the amount of scholarship money available for girls", Burke added