Stampfli reaches ITF final again
BREANA STAMPFLI reached her third doubles final in succession when the Tobago ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Tournament continued yesterday, at Shaw Park.
After allowing her compatriots Danielle Devenish and Juliet Campbell just one game the day before, the Trinidad and Tobago player and Mia Smith defeated Kylie McKenzie and Ryan Peus 6-3, 6-4 to reach today’s title match.
The victory was sweet revenge for the No. 2 seeds as they were nosed out 11/9 in the deciding “super tiebreak” for the title when the middle leg of this three-stage circuit concluded last Friday in St Vincent.
And McKenzie went on to beat Stampfli in Wednesday’s singles quarterfinals after the three-time defending Tranquillity Open champ had been the runner-up in the opening leg in St Lucia as well as last week in St Vincent.
Stampfli, who won doubles with another partner two weeks ago in St Lucia, and the Briton Smith will oppose the top seeds for the title today after Bahamians Simone Pratt and Danielle Thompson nosed out Barbadians Kiana Marshall and Cherise Slocombe 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 10/8.
After reaching the final last week, the Abraham twins, Joshua and Ty, have won two matches over the last two days to reach the semis against top seeds Jean Thirouin of the United States and Canadian Jack Van Slyke.
The fourth-seeded Tobagonians were 7-5, 6-1 winners over a pair from Guatemala yesterday after they prevailed 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 against a Brazil/Mexico combination in the first round.
National under-14 and 16 champ Emma Davis and Emma-Rose Trestrail did not have to hit a ball in the under-14 doubles final as Candace Cook and Daynelle Des Vignes were forced to default.
Cook, who reached the singles and doubles finals in St Lucia, twisted her ankle while losing to Davis in the singles final the day before.
And in yesterday’s boys’ equivalent doubles final, national age-group champ Scott Hackshaw and singles semifinalist Adam Scott were edged 5-7, 6-3, 10/4 by St Lucian Jean-Phillipe Murray and Ukpioronto Ikolo of Grenada.
Ikolo lost just one game to Murray in the singles final.
First serve today is 9 a.m.