Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 23rd 2013 Contents A60
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Number-three seeded Breana
Stampfli of T&T, advanced to the final
of the Girls Singles Under-18 category
yesterday at the St Vincent ITF Junior
International Tennis Tournament,
when her Canadian opponent Anjana
Suresh could not go the distance.
Stampfli won the first set comfortably
6-3, but the fifth seeded Suresh fought
back to win the second set 7-5 to set
up an exciting final set. Unfortunately,
with Stampfli leading 2-1 in the third
set, Suresh was forced to retire due to
a wrist injury.
Stampfli will meet Simone Pratt of
Bahamas today in the final as Pratt
fought back to win her semifinal match
against Ryan Suresh of USA. After los-
ing the first set 5-7, the number one
seeded Pratt bounced back to win the
second and third sets, 6-4, 6-3. When
Stampfli and Pratt met in the St Lucia
ITF final last week, Pratt rolled over
Stampfli 6-0, 6-0.
In the all-American Boys U-18 Sin-
gles Semifinal, Myles Schalet and Sami
Kirberg defeated Jesse Ruder-Hook and
Gui Gomes respectively to advance to
today's final. Schalet got past Ruder-
Hook 6-2, 6-2, while Kirberg outlasted
Gomes 7-6, 6-2.
T&T's Breana Stampfli in action against Canada's Anjana
Suresh in the Under-18 Girls Singles semifinals at the St
Vincent ITF Junior International Tennis Tournament
yesterday. Stampfli won 6-3, 5-7, 2-1 to advance to today's
Daynelle Des Vignes upset favourite
Cheyenne Chin Choy to capture the girls
under 14 singles title at the RBC Royal Bank
Tobago Junior Tennis Championships at the
Shaw Park Courts yesterday.
Des Vignes won the under 12 division last
year and stepped up to the under 14 and out-
lasted Chin Choy 4-2, 2-4, 11-9.
The Moriah resident took the first set much
to the delight of the Tobago section in the
spectators pavilion but Chin Choy battled her
way back in the match to take the second set
with some aggressive shots and to take the
game to a deciding tie-breaker.
But Des Vignes stepped up her game and
led the front the start and was 3-1. Chin Choy
responded and cut the led to 6-5 before her
opponent pulled away again to go up 9-7 and
was serving for the match but Chin Choy again
fought back to even the scores at 9-9 much
to delight of her supporters. Des Vignes found
an extra gear and edged her rival 11-9 to take
the title. The win is a revenge for Des Vignes
who lost Chin Choy 4-0, 5-4 (5) in the round
stage of the competition.
In the semis Des Vignes beat Esther James
4-2, 4-0 while Chin Choy whipped Diane Guy
Kaela Frank retained the girls under-10
crown dismissed Nicolette Orr 6-1 earlier in
the day while Jacques Noreiga edged Johnny
Su to take the boys under-10 trophy 6-4. Nor-
eiga had earlier beaten Kyle Kerry 6-3 in the
semifinals while Su got the better of Ebolum
Nwokolo 6-4 in the other semis. Noreiga will
was seeking a second title when he and Su
played Nwokolo and Kerry in the boys under
10 double finals. Noreiga and Su outlasted 6-
5 (2) Alijah Leslie and Shae Millington the at
the semifinal stage while Nwokolo and Kerry
outplayed the girls' pair of Isabel Abraham
and Nicolette Orr 6-0. The girls played in
boys' draw because of insufficient entries in
the girls' competition.
Rahsaan Wilkson picked up the third single
title of the day winning the boys under 12
single division beating Andrae Crawford 4-1,
Dejohnique Delancy and Shardelle Jackman
will play for the girls under 18 single title.
Delancy blew away Vikisha Kelly 6-0, 6-0 in
the semis while Jackman overwhelmed Sherisse
Arjoon 6-1, 6-1. In the boys under 18 singles
semis Keshan Moonsar whipped Juanaldo Greig
6-2 and 6-3 and will play Gianluc Robinson
for the title. Robinson got the better of Jua-
naldo's brother Jualon 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 in the
Action continues late on Thursday with the
boys under 18 and the girls under 14 doubles
semifinals. In the boys under 18 action Greig
brothers Juanaldo and Jualon will in action
against Che Andrews and Che Sanchez while
Jabari Lewis and Gianluc Robinson are up
against Ibrahim Mohammed and Keshan
The finals will contested today, the final day
of action of the week long tournament.
Des Vignes outlasts Chin Choy to take RBC crown
Girls under 14 single champion Daynelle Des Vignes, second from left, with her mother Tricia,
right, father Donelle, second fro right, and aunt Liselle Quash, left.
Trinidad and Tobago will open its
campaign in the World Youth Netball
Championships against Bermuda
The competition started in spectac-
ular style yesterday with a breathtaking
opening ceremony followed by host
nation Scotland's first game against the
A 3000 strong crowd watched Scot-
land dominate on court as they beat
Cayman Islands 72-21.
The Championships will run until
August 31, in the Emirates Arena. All
twenty teams will battle it out in 70
games across the next ten days.
Today will see Northern Ireland com-
pete against Malta, Nimibia face Fiji,
New Zealand against Bermuda and cur-
rent world youth champions Australia
battling it out against Israel.
Tomorrow night will see Jamaica
compete against Samoa, Singapore face
New Zealand and England playing
Republic of Ireland.
There was a young enthusiastic
crowd cheering the home nation on
tonight. An astounding 5000 school-
children from across Scotland are
attending the Championships. Children
from as far away as Shetland and the
Western Isles are making the long but
exciting trip to Glasgow to get caught
up in the electric atmosphere the
Championships will deliver on.
Chair of Glasgow Life and the Exec-
utive Member of the Commonwealth
Games, Councillor Archie Graham, said:
"The World Youth Netball Champi-
onships kicked off tonight in spectacular
style with some fantastic entertainment
and sportsmanship. I couldn't be
prouder of the Scotland team who
showed exceptional skill on the court
and did their home nation proud with
such an impressive win."
"Tonight really gave us a taste of
what is in store over the next ten days
and I hope the people of Glasgow and
Scotland come out in droves to support
The Championships will feature some
of the best young netball players from
across the world. Host nation Scotland
will battle it out against 19 other coun-
tries, from as far afield as Singapore
and Samoa, in a bid to be crowned the
best in the world at under-21 level.
The ten-day event, which is part of
UK Sport's £27million Gold Event
Series, is the first world netball event
to be staged in Scotland since 1987 and
will take place less than a year before
the sport takes centre stage at the Glas-
gow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Organisers are hoping to build on the
success of the recent World Premier
Club Challenge competition at the Emi-
rates Arena, which was attended by
around 2,500 netball fans.
The competing countries are: Aus-
tralia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman
Islands, England, Fiji, Israel, Jamaica,
Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Northern
Ireland, Papau New Guinea, Republic
of Ireland, Samoa, Scotland, Singapore,
South Africa, T&T and Wales.
T&T opens youth
Girls Singles Semifinals Under-18
Breana Stampfli (T&T) def Anjana
Suresh (CAN) 6-3, 5-7, 2-1
Simone Pratt (BAH) def Ryan
Suresh (USA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Boys Singles Semifinals U-18
Myles Schalet (USA) def Jesse
Ruder-Hook (USA) 6-2, 6-2
Sami Kirberg (USA) def Gui Gomes
(USA) 7-6, 6-2.
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