Friday, February 23, 2018

Chin Choy in ‘Lease’ semis

CHEYENNE CHIN CHOY produced an upset to reach in the semi-finals of the combined under-16 and 18 division when the Lease Operators Limited Junior Tennis Tournament resumed after a four-day break, yesterday, at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval. Playing her first match since moving out of the under-14 category, Chin Choy whipped fourth-seeded Carissa Rudolfo 6-3, 6-3 to join the top three seeds in today’s last four.

Emma Davis, the two-time defending national under-14 champion and No. 2 seed, cruised past Joni Mae Ammon 6-2, 6-1, while third-seeded Anya King was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Tobagonian Salina Fitzwilliam, whose twin sister Shauna was overwhelmed 6-0, 6-0 by top-seeded national under-16 and 18 champion Emma Rose Trestrail.

There were also twin sisters in the under-14 quarter-finals and they both bit the dust as well. Carolina Madey went under 6-1, 7-5 against Jade Tow Yew, but Katharina Madey failed to trouble the scorer against Lily Lanser.

In the other quarters, Osenyonye Nwokolo breezed past Abigail Jones 6-1, 6-1, while Brianna Lawrence was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Thalia Skeene.

In the girls’ under-12 quarters, Yin Lee Assang and Solange Skeene each surrendered just one game against Kiune Fletcher and Hayley Janes, respectively, while Guatemalan Kristen Marticorena dropped two against Steffi Delzin and Victoria Koylass lost three aganst Emily Lawrence.

The boys’ under-16 quarters were also very straight-forward as the top three seeds hardly broke a sweat to advance. Third-seeded Ryan Thomas lost three games against Samir Ealattwy, while top seed and defending Scott Hackshaw dropped one against Dario King and Keelan Leggard failed to trouble the scorer against Davis’ brother, Timothy, the No. 2 seed.

Tobagonian Joshua Arnold completed the list of semifinalists with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Liu Chin.

The tournament continues from 9 a.m, today and concludes tomorrow.