TWIN sisters Carolin and Katharina Madey, who have very little tournament experience between them, scored commanding victories late in the day when the Lease Operators Limited Junior Tennis Tournament served off yesterday at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.
Both took the court with just a handful of matches left in the day and were off in a hurry as Shana Hadeed and Kimberly Sabga failed to trouble the scorer against Carolin and Katharina, respectively.
They each still have one match to play in their respective groups when the round-robin group phase of the tournament concludes today, but the twins are already assured of places in the main draw of the under-14 division.
Jade Tom Yew, who represented the country in the North, Central America and the Caribbean pre-qualifying tournament for the World Junior Competition two months ago, and Osenyonye Nwokolo, runner-up in last month’s Catch National Championships, are the favourites in the category.
Sanjeev Seenath lost just one game from two matches and Aaron Chan also won twice in Group 5 to be assured of places in the main draw in the boys’ equivalent division.
The top players here are Flynn Von Waldau, Che Andrews, Tobagonian Kobe James and Adam Escalante, the “Catch” runner-up.
Ethan Jerry and Kaiell George both won twice to be assured of places in the under-12 main draw, while top fancies Samuel West and Aidan Carter both overwhelmed their opponents 4-0, 4-0.
In girls’ under-12 action Victoria Koylass also won her match 4-0, 4-0, while fellow leading players Yin Lee Assang and Kristen Marticorena of Guatemala surrendered just one game each from their match.
Charles Devaux lost just one game from two matches and Luca Shamsi surrendered one from each of his two matches in the same group to be assured of places in the under-10 quarters. After today’s play, which gets going at 9 a.m. the tournament will resume on Friday (Indian Arrival Day) and conclude next Sunday.