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BICKNELL Looks Forward To Playing In The Davis Cup

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Bicknell has played for Jamaica four times in the Davis Cup tournament

Last weekend, Jacob Bicknell secured a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win over Damion Johnson in the All Jamaica Tennis Championship Men’s Open final at Tennis Jamaica. He is now looking forward to being picked to play for Jamaica’s Davis Cup team. This team will face off against Estonia in February next year.
Daniel Azar lost to Bicknell 7-5, 6-7, 2-6 in one semifinal. The other semifinal was played by Damion Johnson and Dwayne Pagon in which the former beat the latter 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Bicknell has played for Jamaica four times in the Davis Cup tournament. After his recent victory, he is quite certain that he as well as his brother Blaise Bicknell will be picked for the match scheduled for February 4th and 5th.
Jacob played for the team that made it to this playoff after qualifying in July while in Costa Rica. He also believes he stands a better chance of being selected as he defeated another shortlisted player.
Jacob is currently working at The BDO Accounting Firm which is based in New York. He revealed he has been playing with much more assurance and in a free manner.
The finals saw Jacob claim victory after challenging a rival who has trained and coached him before. Jacob won the first set but Johnson claimed a heated second. Despite Johnson’s striving efforts in the third set, Jacob remained strong and managed to defeat him.
In the meantime, Katherine Dibbs was crowned female champion after securing a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Pauline Hylton. On the other hand, the female amateur title was claimed by Meaghan McConnell after defeating Daniella Silvera.
Matthew Rodriguez, Seretse Bell and Bryan Robinson claimed the men’s class one, two and three awards respectively.
In other honours, Ajani Robinson won the boys 12 title; Mikele Williams the boys 14; Kahj Clarke the boys 16; Kyle Clarke the boys 18 and John Azar the men’s 45. In the female junior category, Nyle Forgathy claimed the 10 and under title; Courtney Chin the girls 18, Jules Fearon the girls 12 and Savanna Taylor the girls 16 and 14.