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Marticorena and West win titles at RBC tennis tourney
Kristen Marticorena and Samuel West took home titles yesterday as action continued in the RBC junior tennis tournament at the Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.
In the girls under-10 singles final, Marticorena put her friendship aside against her doubles partner Solange Skeene, easing to a 4-2, 4-0 win to lift the crown. West also won a trophy on the day, cruising to a 4-0, 5-3 victory over Aidan Carter in the boys U-12 final.
Johnny Su and Kyle Kerry set a date in the final of the boys U-10 singles, after both players won their semifinal matches in contrasting styles. Su defeated Alijah Leslie in straight sets 5-4, 4-2. On the other hand, Kerry was made to fight for his victory against Liam Sheppard, coming from a set down to win the third set 11-9. In the girls U-14 semifinals, national player Anya King continued to show her class against her opponents, as she easily disposed of Daynelle Des Vignes 6-1, 6-3. Tonyah IIvonen will meet King in the final after she outlasted Aura Whittier in a three-set thriller. IIvonen won the first set 6-4, but Whittier bounced back to take the second 6-2. In the super tie break, IIvonen showed her fortitude, winning 10-8.
In the U-14 boys semifinals, Che Andrews and Adam Escalante steamrolled their way into the finals, defeating Grorge Young Sing and Flynn Von Waldau respectively 6-3, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-0.
Girls Under-10 Final
Kristen Marticorena def Solange Skeene 4-2, 4-0
Boys U-12 Final
Samuel West def Aidan Carter 4-0, 5-3
Boys U-10 Semifinals
Kyle Kerry def Liam Sheppard 2-4, 4-1, 11-9
Johnny Su def Alijah Leslie 5-4, 4-2
Girls U-14 Semifinals
Anya King def Daynelle Des Vignes 6-1, 6-3
Tonyah IIvonen def Aura Whittier 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Boys U-14 Semifinals
Che Andrews def Grorge Young Sing 6-3, 6-1
Adam Escalante def Flynn Von Waldau 6-3, 6-0
Girls U-16 & 18 Semifinal
Emma-Rose Trestrail def Ma-Ling Goodridge 6-2, 6-1.
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