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)
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.
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.