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The top two seeds in the girls singles
Under-18 draw Emma-Rose Trestrail
and Emma Davis made convincing
starts when the Lease Operators Junior
Tennis tournament continued at the
Trinidad Country Club, Maraval, yes-
terday. Number one ranked Trestrail
breezed past Genesis Orosco 6-0, 6-0
to advance to the semifinals, while sec-
ond ranked Davis recorded an identical
win over Jeanile Espinoza to book a spot
in the final four. At last year's Lease
tournament, Davis defeated Trestrail in
the singles final of the combined girls
U-18 and U-16 category. In the girls U-
16 singles first round Daynelle Des
Vignes shocked fourth ranked Lily Lanser
6-2, 6-3. However, there were no sur-
prises in the match between Anya King
and Aeryn Daniel-Joseph. After earning
a first round bye, top ranked King defeat-
ed Daniel-Joseph 6-2, 6-2 to progress
to the semifinals. Matches were also
contested in the boys U-16 singles and
the boys U-18 singles categories. At press
time matches in the doubles categories
were being contested.
Davis, Trestrail start quickly at Lease
West Indian JASON
HOLDER slammed 12
fours and two sixes in his
unbeaten knock of 82 (63
balls) in the first innings
against Australia in the
second Test match, yes-
"It was a mistake I
made. I definitely regret
it. I made the same mis-
take twice. I have to be
sensible this summer."
JACK WILSHERE says he
will not smoke this sum-
(Ext: 2213, 2711, 2212,
Lady Andrade and Catalina Usme scored goals
as Colombia stunned third-ranked France 2-0
yesterday in one of the biggest upsets in Women's
World Cup history.
The underdog Colombians opened the scoring
in the 19th minute. Andrade broke free from a
pair of defenders for a tap-in goal. Usme clinched
her country's first World Cup win with a goal on
the counter attack in the 93rd minute.
"We've proved that we're not just here to make
up the numbers. We knew that we'd have to play
intelligently and fight for every ball. My players
are real battlers," Colombia coach Fabian Taborda
said of his 28th-ranked team. The French lost
despite outshooting Colombia 21-3 in Moncton,
New Brunswick. Much of that was thanks to the
play of Colombian goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda,
who made a number of sprawling saves that
increasingly frustrated the French attack.
"There were numerous aspects that weren't
quite right (Saturday). We weren't accurate enough
with our passes at key moments. Despite that,
we still created chances, but their goalkeeper had
a great match," France coach Philippe Bergeroo
France was unlucky as well. Colombian defender
Daniela Montoya appeared to touch the ball with
her hand inside the penalty area in the 67th
minute, but a foul wasn't called.
France wraps up group play against Mexico on
Wednesday, while the Colombians face England.
In Moncton, New Brunswick, Fran Kirby and
Karen Carney scored in the second half, and Eng-
land beat Mexico 2-1. The English moved into a
tie with France for second in Group F with three
points and a game to go. Colombia is the surprise
leader of the group after a 2-0 upset of France.
The 21-year-old Kirby got the first goal of the
World Cup for England when she used a toe poke
to beat Cecilia Santiago in the 71st minute. Carney
scored on a header in the 82nd minute. Fabiola
Ibarra scored in stoppage time for Mexico. Mexico,
last in its group, plays Wednesday in Ottawa
against the French, while England will take on
the upstart Colombians. Andressa Alves scored
in the 44th minute as Brazil earned a spot in the
knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Spain. The
win is the eighth straight in group stage play for
Brazil, which is unbeaten in 14 group matches
since a loss to Germany in 1995.
Spain (0-1-1) controlled the game for much of
the first half, but Brazil closed the half with a
flurry --- capped by Alves' second-effort goal after
her first shot was cleared near the goal line.
Irene Paredes nearly equalized for Spain in
stoppage time, but her shot off Brazilian goalkeeper
Luciana bounced off the near post.
Brazil (2-0) finishes group stage play against
Costa Rica on Wednesday, while Spain faces South
On Friday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sweden
held the United States to a scoreless draw, pro-
viding a good result for the Swedes and their
coach Pia Sundhage, who used to be in charge of
the American team.
The United States was a point clear atop Group
D, ahead of Australia which beat Nigeria 2-0.
Defending champion Japan became the first
team to confirm its place in the last 16 after a
2-1 victory over Cameroon while the other Group
C game saw Switzerland rout Ecuador 10-1.
The United States needs only a draw from its
final group game against Nigeria to be sure of
progressing, while the Swedes will need to beat
Australia if they are to make it to the last 16.
Keston Bledman seemed to have been T&T's
most successful athlete in Diamond League action
yesterday, but his later disqualification from the
men's 100 metres which initially closed in second
place after running under protest.
Bledman competed in the 2015 Adidas Grand Prix
race under protest and finished second in a dramatic
close of .01 seconds behind USA's Tyson Gay, who
won the race in 10.12 seconds.
The local sprinter had false started but protested
and the organisers allowed him to run but after
reviewing they decided to disqualify Bledman.
Jamaica's Nesta Carter, who placed third initially
in 10.15, was then promoted to second, while his
compatriot Nickel Ashmeade moved up to fifth after
finishing sixth in 10.28. Meanwhile, Jehue Gordon
closed in sixth place in the men's 400m hurdles,
clocking 49.31 seconds. Puerto Rico's Javier Culson
won the race in 48.48. Culson and the top five fin-
ishers recorded season bests. LJ van Zyl of South
Africa finished runner up in 48.78 seconds, ahead
of Jeffrey Gibson of the Bahamas, who finished third
in 48.97. In the non-Diamond League 400m race,
Renny Quow recorded a season best 45.57 seconds
to take a fifth place finish, just ahead of T&T team-
mate Machel Cedenio, who finished sixth in 45.89
seconds. Wayde van Kiekerk (South Africa) won the
race in 44.24 seconds, while three-time Olympic
medalist Chris Brown of the Bahamas placed second
in 44.74. Tony McQuay clocked 45.26 to finish third.
Kelly-Ann Baptiste and American Tianna Bartoletta
tied for third place in the women's 100, both clocking
11.19 seconds, with English Gardner (USA) and
Jamaica's Samantha Henry-Robinson finishing first
and second in 11 and 11.08 seconds, respectively.
T&T and Texas A&M ace quarter-miler Deon
was unable to defend his NCAA D1 outdoor 400
metres title Friday after pulling up again with what
appeared to be a hamstring injury, in the closing
race of his collegiate track and field career in Hay-
ward Field, Eugene, Oregon.
The Bowerman award winner and 2014 double
400m title holder pulled up about a quarter way
into the race, hobbled, then went down raising fresh
concerns about his fitness leading up to August's
IAAF World Championships. His pulling up, cleared
the way for LSU's Vernon Norwood to ease to victory
in 45.10 seconds. Norwood, like Lendore did last
year, would secure the 400m double, following his
golden race at the NCAA indoor championships in
March. Lendore's injury also reflected on the team
standings, given his withdrawal from the 4x400m
relay team, which Texas A&M eventually finished
in seventh. In the team standings, Texas A&M closed
in a disappointing sixth place with 27 points, one
ahead of in-state rival Texas.
Oregon won the championships with 85 points,
with Florida and Arkansas taking second and third
in 56 and 53 points, respectively.
Colombia stuns France
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
Dali, left, and
for the ball during
the second half of
a FIFA Women's
World Cup soccer
game in Moncton,
Colombia won 2-
0. AP PHOTO
Lendore pulls up in final
race for Texas A&M
in Diamond League
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