BREANA STAMPFLI lost in both finals and the Abraham twins were also beaten in a title match yesterday when the curtain fell on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Tournament in St Vincent.
Stampfli had also reached both under-18 finals when the three-leg Caribbean circuit served off in St Lucia last week and was attempting to capture her second doubles title in succession and her third in the last month.
But the Trinidad and Tobago player and Mia Smith of Great Britain suffered a heart-breaking 6-2, 4-6, 11/9 defeat at hands of Americans Kyle McKenzie and Ryan Peus in the final.
The second seeds Stampfli and Peus had trounced No. 3 seeds Julia D’Auvergne of St Lucia and Canadian Jade Hilton 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals the day before, while the unseeded Americans whipped fourth-seeded Barbadians Cherise Slocombe and Melena Lopez 6-4, 6-2.
Before yesterday, Stampfli had lost only match in doubles in the last month, in the final of an ITF tournament three weeks ago in Dominican Republic.
The week before the three-time defending Tranquillity Open champion had won her very first ITF crown when she combined with the same partner, Elysee Graci, in Jamaica.
When Graci returned home, Stampfli and another American, Madison Appel, won the doubles last week.
However, the former national champ was only able to win two games against Simone Pratt in the singles final. And the story was not much different yesterday as the top-seeded Bahamian whipped the No. 2 seed 6-2, 6-1 in the final.
In Thursday’s semis, the left-handed Pratt edged unseeded Peus 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, while Stampfi was leading 6-3, 5-7, 2-1 when No. 5 seed Anjana Suresh of Canada retired with injury.
The Abraham twins were beaten for the second time in an ITF doubles final yesterday.
Joshua and Ty had beaten American Gui Gomez and Jorge Ortegon of Mexico 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 in the quarterfinals and then upset fourth-seeded Brazilians Cavalcante Platzeck and Arthur Stefani 6-2, 6-3 yesterday to reach the title match.
But later in the day the unseeded Joshua and Ty lost the final 6-3, 6-3 to No. 3 seeds Stefan Cooper of Great Britain and singles champ American Myles Schalet.
Joshua, the runner-up in the recent National Championships, and Ty, both lost in the “round of 16” in singles, but their conquerors both went on to reach the final.
The third and final leg of the circuit serves off today at Shaw Park, Tobago, with boys’ under-18 qualifying and round-robin group action in the under-14 category.
First serve is 9 a.m.