Stampfli beaten in ITF final
BREANA STAMPFLI was beaten in the Under-18 doubles final when the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Copa Maya Junior Tournament continued Friday in El Salvador.
The Trinidad and Tobago player and Miranda Ramirez were seeded to win the title, but they went under 6-4, 6-3 in the final to No. 2 seeds Camila Ramazzini of Guatemala and Mexican Anthonella Bramato.
Both pairs had come from behind and required deciding “super tiebreaks” to advance from the semi-finals, which were contested earlier in the day instead of the night before because of rain.
Stampfli and Ramirez edged third seeds Paola Carpio of El Salvador and Daniela Obando of Honduras 2-6, 6-2, 10/4, while Bramato and Ramazzini nosed out No. 4 seeds Rosalinda Calderon Recinos and Nancy Menjivar of El Salvador 2-6, 6-3, 10/7.
Ramirez got the opportunity to avenge her defeat in doubles when she tackled Bramato for the singles crown yesterday.
Stampfli, who won her very first ITF singles title the Friday before in the same country, was the top seed but lost to her third-seeded doubles partner in straight sets in the semis.
The Fed Cup player has been in tremendous form in the last couple months, winning three times from six ITF doubles finals and being triumphant in one of her three appearances in ITF singles title matches.
Stampfli reached the doubles final in all three legs of the ITF Caribbean Junior Circuit last month and was crowned champ in the first and third stages in St Lucia and Tobago, respectively.
The 17-year-old, who had captured her first ITF doubles title in July in Jamaica, also reached the singles final in St Lucia and then again in the second leg in St Vincent.
A month before the circuit began, Stampfli had claimed her very first ITF title when she won doubles in Jamaica and then reached the doubles final of another tournament the following week in Dominican Republic.
The three-time defending Tranquillity Open champ was listed at a career-high #331 in the world in juniors at the start of the week, over 100 places higher that she was ranked last month.