Em-Miryam Campbell-Smith confirmed her entry into the main draw of the San Jose Bowl Tennis Tournament in Costa Rica yesterday with a more-than-convincing 4-0, 4-0 victory over Sofia Acura in group IV of the qualifiers.
The result means Campbell-Smith, who entered the round-robin play-off as the second-ranked player from the Central American and Caribbean region (COTECC), will now enter the main draw as the top player from the group.
Yesterday, Minister of Sports and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe praised the talented Campbell-Smith for flying the red, white and black of T&T at its highest.
"Em-Miryam Campbell-Smith has done us all proud. We are happy for you, and we appreciate how you have carried the colours of our nation's flag with honour. Being the lone representative from T&T at this competition makes you an encouragement to the other young athletes and sports enthusiasts in the country," Cudjoe said in a release.
Campbell-Smith leads a pack of five of the region's top 20 girls aged 14 and under.
Only the day before, Campbell-Smith, an equally talented player in football, defeated the Costa Rican No 1 player Sofia Bolanos in straight sets, 4-2, 4-1, in her opening match of the group stage on Saturday.