THE top ranked players in the boys Under-12 singles category advanced to the semi-finals of the RBC Junior Tennis tournament at the Eddie Taylor Public Courts, Nelson Mandela Park, St Clair on Monday.
First seed Oliver Harragin eased past Darius Rahaman 6-1, 6-2 in a quarter-final showdown between two TT players.
Second ranked Christopher Khan (TT) defeated Malachi Leach (TT) 6-1, 6-3 to seal a place in the semi-finals.
In the other quarter-finals, Jack Brown (TT) outlasted Novak Malcolm (TT) 6-0, 6-1 and St Lucian Denney Estava progressed after TT player Jacob Jacelon was disqualified during the match.
In the girls Under-14 singles quarter-finals there were victories for TT players Shiloh Walker and Lilly Mohammed.
Walker got past Naomi Mohammed of TT 6-1, 6-4 and Lilly had to battle to defeat TT’s Miracle Robley 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Nirav Dougdeen (TT) and Alhil Cyril (St Lucia) advanced to the final four in the boys Under-14 division. Dougdeen beat Justin Horsford of TT 6-0, 3-6, 10-8 and Cyril won his contest against Daniel Dumas of TT 6-4, 6-2.
The tournament continues at 9 am on Tuesday.
OTHER ROUND OF 16 RESULTS –
Boys Under-16: Deron Dumas def McCarvy Cyril 6-4, 6-1; Alexander Merry def Aaron Subero 7-5, 6-2.
Girls Under-16: Reina Alexis def Eva Pasea 4-6, 6-2, 10-6; Abigail Maillard def Charis Salina 0-6, 6-4, 10-7; Ana Sanchez def Elyse Ferguson 6-4, 6-1; Lotoya Murray def Neila Maraj 6-2, 6-3.
Boys Under-18: Sebastian Sylvester def Drew Wilson 6-0, 6-1.
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