Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Trestrail in two ‘Catch’ semis

EMMA ROSE TRESTRAIL won quarter-final matches in two divisions yesterday when the Catch National Junior Tennis Championships continued at Eddie Taylor Public Courts, King George V Park, St Clair.

The left-hander, who sat on the sidelines in last year’s edition with injury as her arch rival Emma Davis went on to capture both the Under-14 and 16 crowns, ousted Carissa Rudolfo 6-0, 6-4 in the Under-18 division and only allowed Cheyenne Chin Chow one game in the Under-16 category.

Trestrail is favoured to win the Under-18 title with the late withdrawal of Tobagonian Kezia Koroma, the runner-up in last year’s National Championships.

She comes up against Shardelle Jackman and Juliet Campbell faces Sherise Arjoon when the semifinals are contested today.

Trestrail is the second seed in the Under-16 category, behind defending champ Emma Davis, who is also seeded to retain her Under-16 crown.

Nabeel Mohammed is seeded to win both the boys Under-16 and 18 titles after completing this double last year.

The Tranquillity Open quarter-finalist began the defence of his Under-16 crown in sparkling fashion yesterday as Liu Chin was only able to win one game.

Second seed Scott Hackshaw, who is also seeded to retain his Under-14 crown, booked his place in today’s quarters with a 6-0, 7-6 (7/2) victory over Tobagonian Kobe James.

The tournament continues on a daily basis until Thursday and first serve today is 9 a.m.

Yesterday’s selected results: Boys’ Under-12 quarters -- K. George bt M. Antonie 4-0, 4-0; N. Valdez bt N. Gregoire 4-1, 4-2; E. Nwokolo bt L. Sheppard 4-2, 5-3.

Boys’ U-16 (2nd round): T. Davis bt J. Edwards 6-3, 6 -3; C. Singh bt K. Hamid 6-1, 6-1; S. Ellatwy bt Kriston Anthony 7-6 (7/5), 6-2; R. Thomas bt C. Andrews 6-0, 6-1.