In Pro USTA Women’s Singles play, Bahamian Kerrie Cartwright was successful in winning the tournament which was sponsored by Crow Canon Country Club. The tournament which was classified as advanced, attracted some top talent including Kerrie who was rated #1. Kerrie has previously represented her country in Fed Cup action and has performed exceptionally well. Her exceptional play has continued, which is quite evident in this tournament. In this event, Kerrie received two byes and then met Saltzen in the quarterfinals. Kerrie defeated her 6-3 7-5. She went on to face K. Long in the semifinals and won 6-3,6-1. In the finals Kerrie met Manji who she defeated 6-2,7-5. Kerrie was able to defeat all of her opponents in this tournament in two sets. Kerrie has a very intensive training program in California and we now see the results of the fruit of her labours.
Kerrie began to represent The Bahamas in team competitions. The first was on the 14U World Jr. Youth Cup team. This event was in Panama, and she represented The Bahamas as the No.1 player. This pre-qualifying event was against nine (9) countries, and The Bahamas came1st.This gave the team an opportunity to play in the regional event against USA, Canada and Mexico. Kerrie and her team performed the same in 2007 playing the Jr. Fed Cup (16U) where they won the pre-qualifying in El Salvador then travelled to Canada for the regional event. During the week of April 5 – 13, 2008, The Bahamas Team once again won the North/Central America & Caribbean Pre-qualifying Jr. Fed Cup Competition in Honduras. Kerrie played No. 1. This win for the third year consecutively, qualified them for the final qualifying round which took place in Montreal against the USA, Canada and Mexico. This year, the Bahamas placed 3rd in Jr. Fed Cup for the first time ever. They defeated Mexico.
Some of Kerrie’s other accomplishments are:
Qualified for NCAA Nationals May 9th 2014
HER HIGHEST NCAA SINGLES RANKING 70….DOUBLES 9
MEMBER of 2013 FED CUP TEAM – WINNER – POOL “B”
(AMERICAS ZONE – GROUP II)
2014 Winner for Tennis, National Youth Award
2014 Winner, Secretary-General, Bahamas Olympic Committee Award, National Youth Month
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association extends congratulations to Kerrie on her outstanding win.
Original Post Date: 19/06/2016