BREANA STAMPFLI continued to roll when the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Caribbean Junior Circuit continued Wednesday in St Vincent.
The Trinidad and Tobago player, who won the Under-18 doubles title and lost in the singles final when the three-leg circuit served off last week in St Lucia, whipped No. 7 seed Kylie McKenzie of the United States 6-3, 6-2 to book her place in the semi-finals.
The third-seeded Stampfli defeated Anjana Suresh in the semis last week and was scheduled to face the Canadian again yesterday for a place in the title match.
After receiving a bye in the first round in doubles, Stampfli and Mia Smith of Great Britain have reached the last four without hitting a ball as T&T’s Danielle Devenish and Makalah Goodridge could not take the court to oppose to No. 2 seeds.
Stampfli has been on fire in doubles recently as before last week’s title the three-time defending Tranquillity Open champion had claimed her very first ITF crown three weeks earlier in Jamaica and then lost in the final the week after in Dominican Republic.
The other T&T players still involved in the Under-18 category of the Grade V tournament are Joshua, runner-up in the recent National Championships, and Ty Abraham.
The twins are in the quarterfinals of doubles after they reached the “round of 16” in singles.
After making it to the under-14 final in St Lucia, Tobagonian Candace Cook was beaten 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 by eventual champ Afruica Gentle of Guyana in Tuesday’s semis. And compatriot Anya King went out in the last four for the second straight week when she lost 6-2, 6-2 against Vincentian Amarlia Benn.
King and Cook were runners-up in doubles last week, but after receiving a bye into the last four this time they were forced to default to Gentle and compatriot Jamaali Homer.
T&T’s Kobe James and Joshua Arnold were beaten 6-2, 6-0 by St Lucians Ariel Bosquet and Jean-Phillipe Murray in the boys’ equivalent quarters.
After beating Bosquet in three sets in the first round of singles, Arnold just managed one game against Cordell Williams Jr of Antigua in the semis. James was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by last week’s champ Ukpironfo Ikolo of Grenada in Monday’s first round.
Danyel Angus reached the consolation final after failing to make the main draw over the weekend.
The final leg of the circuit serves off tomorrow at Shaw Park, Tobago.