KYLE KERRY was in tremendous form when the Lease Operators Limited Junior Tennis Tournament continued yesterday at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.
After overwhelming Ethan Wong 4-0, 4-1 in the quarterfinals, the national under-10 champion was even more impressive in the semifinals as national age-group runner-up David Rodriguez failed to trouble the scorer.
Charles Devaux booked his place in today’s title match with a 5-3, 5-3 triumph over Sebastian Sylvester.
After disposing of Liam Sheppard 4-0, 4-0 in the under-12 quarters, Samuel West halted Ethan Jeary 4-1, 5-3, the same score posted by Aidan Carter in the other semifinal against national age-group champ Kaiell George.
In a re-match of the girls’ under-12 final of last month’s Catch National Junior Championships, Victoria Koylass prevailed again when she nosed out Guatemalan Kristen Marticorna 1-4, 4-2, 10/8. And Yin Lee Assang defeated Solange Skeene 5-3, 4-0 for the other place in today’s title match.
Adam Escalante denied Tobagonian Kobe James 6-4, 6-5 and Che Andrews halted Flynn Von Waldau to reach the under-14 final, while in the girls’ equivalent semis, Osenyonye Nwokolo edged Jade Tom Yew 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Lily Lanser was a 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 winner over Brianna Lawrence.
Top seed and defending champ Scott Hackshaw rolled into the under-16 final with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Tobagonian Joshua Arnold, while Ryan Thomas got there by beating Timothy Davis 6-2, 6-3.
Davis’ sister Emma, the two-time defending national under-14 champ, surprisingly lost the first set before battling back to defeat Anya King 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the under-18 semis.
The No. 2 seed will square off against Emma Rose Trestrail for the title today after the top-seeded national under-16 and 18 champ beat Cheyenne Chin Choy 6-3, 6-2. First serve on the final day of the two-weekend tournament is 9 a.m.