Saturday, February 24, 2018

Emma Davis goes for another ITF Junior tennis title today

Hackshaw in two finals

EMMA DAVIS will go after her second title and fellow two-time national Under-14 champion Scott Hackshaw will contest both boys’ finals when action in the Under-14 division of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Tournament winds down today at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.

Davis, who lost in the both the singles and doubles semi-finals in the first stage of this two-leg circuit last week in Barbados, combined with St Lucian Meggan William to defeat Vincentians Anastasia White and Alexi Humphrey 6-3, 6-4 for the doubles crown.

Earlier in the day, last year’s national Under-16 champ had come from behind to defeat Gabrielle Benn 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the singles semis. It was sweet revenge for Davis as the Vincentian had beaten her at this very stage last week and went on to capture the title.

Humphrey will oppose Davis in the final after nosing out Benn’s twin sister Amarlia 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/3) yesterday.

Hackshaw and St Lucian Cordell Williams Jr will go after their second doubles title in a week after edging Barbadian Jadon Brome and Nathan Recao of Curacao 4-6, 6-3, 10/6 yesterday. Their opponents will be Davell Thomas and Ukpioronfo Ikolo after the Grenadians halted St Lucian Adriel Bousquet ands Juan Collado of Guatemala 6-3, 6-4 yesterday.

Earlier, Ikolo got past Wiliams Jr 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 in the singles semis, while Hackshaw rolled over Thomas 6-4, 6-1.

Hackshaw will be going for revenge today, as after they battled for over four hours, he was beaten in the quarterfinals last week by eventual champ Ikolo.

Both singles finals get going at 10 a.m., an hour after the Under-18 quarters serve off at Eddie Taylor Public Courts, King George V Park, St Clair. All 11 T&T players were beaten in the first round there.