Chin, Des Vignes double up in Tobago
LIU CHIN and Daynelle Des Vignes were the only players to capture double crowns in the RBC Royal Bank Tobago Junior Tennis Tournament at Shaw Park.
After upsetting Cheyenne Chin Choy for the under-14 singles crown the day before, Des Vignes pulled off a bigger shocker when the tournament concluded on Friday, combining with Celeste Steele to deny Chin Choy and Osenyonye Nwokolo 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles final.
Liu Chin had captured both his titles on Thursday. After losing to Che Andrews in the under-14 final of the Sagicor Junior Tournament last month, Chin turned the tables this time, and then teamed with Samir Elattwy to whip Michael Ramdial and under-12 runner-up Rahsaan Wilkson 6-0, 6-3 in the doubles final.
Gianluc Robinson, who represented the country in JITIC a couple weeks ago in Dominican Republic, attempted to complete a double crown on Friday. But after cruising past Keshan Moonasar 6-3, 6-2 in the under-18 singles final, he and Jabari Lewis lost the doubles title match 6-2, 6-2 against Greig brothers Jualon and Junaldo.
Dajohnique Delancy also contested two under-18 finals on Friday, and walked away with one title.
After being nosed out 3-6, 6-1, 10/8 by Shardelle Jackman for the singles crown, the winner of two ITF (International Tennis Federation) under-14 titles in 2011 and Joulize Leander did not allow Vikasha Kelly and Sarikas Misreelal a single game in the doubles final.
Jacques Noreiga beat Johnny Su for the under-10 crown on Thursday, but later in the day the two lost the doubles final, 6-4 against Kyle Kerry and Ebolum Nwokolo.
Thursday’s singles results (finals):
GIRLS – Under-14 – D. Des Vignes bt C. Chin Choy 4-2, 2-4, 11/9. U-10 – Kaela Frank bt Nocolette Orr 6-1.
BOYS – Under-14 – L. Chin bt C. Andrews 4-1, 4-2. U-12 – Andre Crawford bt R. Wilkson 4-1, 4-0. U-10 – J. Noreiga bt J. Su 6-4.