PROUD FINALISTS: Neil Lingo, head coach of the Tennis Patrons Tennis Academy, is flanked by Emma-Rose Trestrail, left, and Emma Davis, under-14 champion and runner-up respectively, in the RBC Royal Bank Junior Tennis Tournament on Thursday at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.


'RBC' double crowns for Von Waldau, Duke

By Shammi Kowlessar

TWO players from a field of over 130 captured double crowns in the RBC Royal Bank Junior Tennis Tournament at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.

Flynn Von Waldau was definitely the star when the six-day competition concluded on Thursday, as he came back after taking over two hours to edge Che Andrews for the under-12 crown to secure the doubles title.

Von Waldau and singles semi-finalist Jean-Marc Farah defeated Luc Ramirez and Adam Escalante 4-2, 3-5, 10/5 in the final.

Escalante's sister Sarah combined with Bridgette Garcia, who had been out of action for a very long time, to whip Aryanne Hart and Emma Davis 6-3, 6-3 for the senior doubles crown.

It was the second time that Davis had been on the losing side of the net in a title match that day, as she had gone under to Emma-Rose Trestrail earlier in the under-14 singles final.

Akiel Duke was the only player other than Von Waldau to win more than one title when the Tobagonian combined with Scott Lanser to defeat under-16 singles semi-finalists Ross Hackshaw and Aaron Soo Ping Chow 6-4, 6-4 in the senior doubles final.

Duke had beaten his two overmatched opponents in a round-robin draw involving just three players for the under-18 singles title.

Kaela Frank, Aidan Carter and Anya King and Trestrail attempted to complete a double crown, but they all failed at the final hurdle.

Under-10 singles champ Frank and Emily Lawrence were beaten 4-2, 4-2 by Yin Lee Assang and singles runner-up Victoria Koylass in the doubles final, while boys' equivalent singles champ Carter and runner-up Adam Lanser went under 4-0, 5-3 to Thorp brothers Alexander and Christopher of Australia.

King, who nosed out Jade Tom Yew 10/8 in the third-set "super tiebreak" for the under-12 singles crown, suffered a very similar defeat in the doubles final when she and Lily Lanser were edged 3-5, 5-3, 10/8 by Daynelle Des Vignes and Osenyonye Nwokolo.

Under-14 champ Trestrail and Joni-Mae Ammon lost the doubles final, 6-4, 6-3 to Chayenne Chin Choy and Carissa Rudolfo.

Ryan Thomas gained some compensation for finishing runner-up in the under-14 division when he teamed with Adam Scott to take the doubles title with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Clint Singh and under-12 runner-up Che Andrews.

Ariola George (under-10), Jaydon Alexis (under-12) Kayln Leggard (under-14) were the boys' consolation winners, while Solange Skeene (under-10), Jessica Morton (under-12) and Salina Fitzwilliam (under-14) secured the girls' consolation titles.

Singles results (finals) GIRLS Under-16 – Celine Ramsumair bt Makalah Goodridge 6-2, 6-4. U-14 – E. Trestrail bt E. Davis 6-4, 6-4. U-12 – A. King bt J. Tom Yew 4-2, 2-4, 10/4. U-10 – K. Feank bt V. Koylass 4-0. 5-4. BOYS Under-18 – A. Duke (round-robin). U-16 – Jelani Davidson bt Gianluc Robinson 6-1, 6-1. U-14 – Scott Hackshaw bt R. Thomas 6-4, 6-3. U-12 – F. Von Waldau bt C. Andrews 5-4 (7/2), 4-5 (5/7), 15/13. U-10 – A. Carter bt A. Lanser 4-1, 5-3.

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