Following his success at two regional tennis tournaments in as many weeks, Jamaica’s John Chin now holds the number-one spot for U14 Boys in Central America and the Caribbean combined as determined by the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) regional governing body, COTECC (ConfederaciÛn de Tenis de CentroamÈrica y el Caribe).The 13-year-old Chin won both the singles and doubles titles at the Boys Under-14 events in Trinidad’s Trinity Cup, held last month, in Port-of-Spain. After defeating Julian Lozano of Costa Rica in three sets, he went on to cinch the doubles title with his partner, James McKenzie, of Barbados. Chin claimed the runner-up spot for the U14 singles in Barbados C.O. Williams Junior International Competition a week before and won the doubles event with his partner, Alejandro Licea, of El Salvador.WILD CARDChin’s current ranking may possibly earn him a wild card by COTECC to participate in this year’s Mexican Tennis Federation’s ‘Abiertos 100’, a series of four tournaments held this June to August, that grants the most points in their U14 national ranking.Trained by Ryan Russell of the Russell Tennis Academy, Chin, an eighth-grade student at the Heinz Simonitsch School, receives continuous support from his principal, Diane Girvan, and all his teachers, who ensure that he stays on top of his academic work when participating in overseas tournaments. Tennis Jamaica, the island’s national association for the sport, also provides valuable support and encouragement to the young junior.
Luis Suarez scored a wonderful scissor kick against Levante 1 Say what you want about Luis Suarez, but there can be no arguing that he is a fantastic footballer.The Uruguayan broke Liverpool hearts in the summer by pursuing a move to Barcelona and while he has endured a slow start to life in Catalonia, he’s certainly finding his rhythm now, as this goal attests to.Undoubtedly his finest strike for Barca to date, Suarez helped himself to a goal with this wonderful scissor kick, as the La Liga giants brushed aside Levante, in a game that also saw Lionel Messi equal another record with his 26th La Liga hat-trick.