Anya King and Celine Ramsumair shocked Emma Davis and Emma-Rose Trestrail to win the girls Under-16 and Under-18 combined doubles title on the closing day of the Catch National Junior Championships at Nelson Mandela Park, St Clair, yesterday.
Davis and Trestrail were favourites to take the crown after winning the girls U-18 doubles title last year. The defending champions seemed set to capture the title after winning the first set 6-3. However, King and Ramsumair then bounced back to square the match after snatching the second set 6-4. In a marathon third set, King and Ramsumair prevailed with an 11-9 victory. Earlier in the day, Davis got the better of King in the girls U-16 singles final with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.
Claiming two titles on the final day was Aidan Carter. Carter, the top seed in the boys U-14 singles, got past Aaron Chan in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the final. Carter then teamed up with Adam Ramkissoon to grab the boys U-14 doubles crown with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over Edward Laquis and Samuel West.
In a match which saw the top four girls U-14 singles players in action, Yin Lee Assang and Victoria Koylass came out on top in the girls U-14 doubles final. Koylass and Assang, who were ranked fourth and third respectively in the singles, defeated Lily Lanser and Jade Tom Yew 6-1, 6-3. Lanser was the top seeded singles player, while Tom Yew was the second seed.
RESULTS (ALL FINALS)
Boys Doubles U-10
Jamal Alexis/Sebastian Byng def Declan Sheppard/Beckham Sylvester 6-1, 6-3
Girls U-10 and U-12 Doubles
Kaela Frank/Solange Skeene def Maria Honore/Emily Lawrence 6-2, 6-4
Boys Doubles U-12
Liam Sheppard/Nathan Valdez def Kyle Kerry/Ethan Wong 6-4, 6-4
Boys Singles Under-12
David Rodriguez def Alijah Leslie 4-1, 5-3
Boys Singles U-14
Aidan Carter def Aaron Chan 6-4, 6-2
Girls Doubles U-14
Victoria Koylass/Yin Lee Assang def Lily Lanser/Jade Tom Yew 6-1, 6-3
Boys Doubles U-14
Aidan Carter/Adam Ramkissoon def Edward Laquis/Samuel West 6-3, 7-5
Girls Singles U-16
Emma Davis def Anya King 6-2, 6-4
Boys Singles U-16
Kobe James def Scott Hackshaw 6-2, 6-1
Boys U-16 and U-18 Doubles
Timothy Davis/Scott Hackshaw def Nabeel Mohammed/Nkrumah Patrick–walkover
Girls U-16 and U-18 Doubles
Anya King/Celine Ramsumair def Emma Davis/Emma-Rose Trestrail 3-6, 6-4, 11-9
Red Star U-10 competition
Gabriel McKenzie (winner)
Shana Smith (finalist)
Joshua Davis (winner)
Yeshowah Smith (finalist)