Double for Raphael and Katrina Sammut at VLTC Junior Open
The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC) have just organised their annual Christmas Junior Open.
This ranking event, held under the auspices of the Malta Tennis Federation, attracted the participation of a good number of promising players who competed in a series of events ranging from U-10 to U-16.
The U-10 girls singles was won by Helene Pellicano, with Francesca Curmi the runner-up, while the boys’ title in the same category went to Miguel Galea. He beat Omar Abdelghani in the final.
Benjamin Farrugia had the better of Zak Ciappara in the U-12 competition.
The Sammut duo left their mark on the U-14 and U-16 finals.
Katrina Sammut staved off the challenge of Alexia Cassar in the U-14 girls’ final, winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, while Raphael Sammut defeated Mark Schranz 6-0, 6-1 in the boys’ final.
Katrina Sammut made it a double with victory in the U-16 singles event. This time, she beat Maria Georgia Farrugia Sacco 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 in the decisive match.
Raphael Sammut emulated Katrina by winning the U-16 boys’ event, overcoming Schranz in a final that ended 6-0, 6-1.
The tournament was sponsored by audit and consulting firm NexiaBT.