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Duke catches a walk in the park

Published: 
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tobagonian Akiel Duke plays the ball back to Che Sanchez at the Catch National Junior Championships, at the Eddie Taylor Public Courts, King George V Park, yesterday. Photo: Anthony Harris

Number one seed Akiel Duke yesterday had a walk in park victory when he defeated Che Sanchez 6-1 6-0 in the Under-18 quarterfinal of the Catch National Tennis Championship, at the Eddie Taylor Public Courts, St Clair. The 18-year-old Signal Hill student described his performance as a match of good serves and volleys. “In the first set it was all about good serves and good volleys and in the second, my confidence went up.”

 

Duke will face fellow Tobagonian Ty Abraham today in the semifinal. Abraham had a thrilling win over Ethan Ammon 7-5, 6-4. Amond described the match as challenging who attends Bishops High said it was a challenging match. “The first set was relaxed but the second was more about rallies and I was able to defeat him.” Elan Mendes defeated Scott Lancer 0-4, 4-2, 4-2 for the second time of the tournament. Mendes defeated Lanser in the Under-18 prelims on Tuesday and again beat him in the Under-16 quarterfinal yesterday 0-4, 4-2, 4-2.

Results

Boys under 12 Quarter Finals
Kobe James bt Jean Marc Farah 4-1 4-1

Boys 14 Quarter Finals
Dabeel Mohammed bt Soctt Hackshaw 4-2 4-1
Aaron Soo Ping Chow bt Kristin Anthony 4-0 4-0
Ryan Thomas bt Joshua Arnold 4-1 4-0
Jelani Davidson bt Marc Douglas w/o

Boys 16 Quarter Finals
Elan Mendes bt Scott Lancer 0-4 4-2 4-2
Ross Hackshaw bt Jalani Davidson 4-1 4-2

Boys 18 Quarter Final
Akiel Duke bt Che Sanchez 6-1 6-0
Joshua Abraham bt Ibrahim Mohammed
Ty Abraham bt Ethan Ammon 7-5 6-4

Boys under 10
Aidan Carter bt Nathan Valdez 0-4 4-0 4-1
Adam Ramkissoon bt Adam Lancer 4-0 4-0

Girls Under 10 semi Final
Ester James bt Victoria Koylass 4-2 4-0
KaelaFrank bt Khala Bramble 4-0 4-2

Girls under 12 semifinal
Aura Whitter bt Daynelle Des Vignes 4-2 5-4 (2)
Lily Lancer bt Celeste Sanchez 4-1 4-2

Girls under 16 Quarter Finals
Kezia Koroma bt Juilet Campbell
Carissa Rodulfo bt Sinead Aleung 0-4 5-3 4-2
Dominique Delancy bt Sarah Escalante 4-2 1-4 4-0
Danielle Devinesh bt Tamara Drakes 4-1 4-1

Girls Under 14 Semi Finals
Carissa Rodulfo bt Iivonen 4-1 4-0
Emma Rose Trestrail bt Emma Davis 5-4 (4) 4-3

Girls Under 18 Quarter Finals
Kezia Koroma bt Dominique Coutain 6-1 6-0
Aryanne Hart bt Sinead Aleung 6-1 6-0
Juliet Campbell bt Danielle Devenish 6-3 6-2
Da 'Johnnique Delancey bt Ma Ling Goodridge 6-0 6-2
Joulize Lender bt Vikisha Kelly 5-3 4-0

 

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