no-image-thumbOver the weekend, the Pickwick Club was the venue for the National Men’s Singles Tennis Competition and Orange Walk was represented by Marco Tulio Mendez Jr. His dedication to the sport is taking him higher on the ladder of success and for him; the victory in the competition was an accomplishment in itself. We spoke to Mendez today about his experience.


Marco Tulio Mendez JR- Single’s Men Champ


“It was very hard the competition, because of the weather it was so hot but I manage to pull out and do my best. I think it was first round, semi-finals and then finals and I manage to win three more matches.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Now tell us how long have you been playing?”


Marco Tulio Mendez JR- Single’s Men Champ


“I have been playing tennis since I was I think about ten years since I started playing tennis.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Is that the only sport you are into?”


Marco Tulio Mendez JR- Single’s Men Champ


“Well, I used to play football but I wasn’t that much into it like I am in tennis.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“You are the second youngest to win to top the competition, how do you feel about that?”


Marco Tulio Mendez JR- Single’s Men Champ


“I didn’t think I was going to win this tournament but when you believe you can do anything.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Now what is next for you?”


Marco Tulio Mendez JR- Single’s Men Champ


“I think I will go to Honduras to play a tournament a junior’s tournament that is going to be in September and try to do my best there.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Apart from Belize where else have you played?”


Marco Tulio Mendez JR- Single’s Men Champ


“I have played in the whole of Central America and I think three Caribbean countries and Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.”


Mendez is the second youngest athlete in Belize to win the competition and to that we say kudos!

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