T&T’s Daniel Rahaman advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Boys Under-14 Division of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation (COTECC) Tobago Carnival Cup Under-14 Tournament at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua on Monday.
This after Rahaman defeated St Lucian Mc Carvy Cyril 6-3, 6-2 while fellow T&T player Connor Carrington went under to Barbadian Dimitri Kirton 2-6, 2-6.
The duo now joins top-ranked Kale Dalla Costa, Yeshowah Campbell-Smith, Jordell Chapman, and Aaron Subero, all of T&T as well as Barbadian Aidan Clarke and second-ranked Xzavier Hastick of Canada in the quarterfinal draw today.
Estrada, Marin flawless in girls qualifiers
The Mexican pair of Hanna Estrada and Fernanda Marin both topped their respective round-robin Groups in the Under-14 Girls with perfect 4-0 records.
In Group One, 13-year-old Estrada, the top-ranked player and winner of the recent J5 Under-18 Girls title at Tacarigua trounced Gabriella Prince 4-0, 4-0 for her fourth win by a similar scoreline after beating Brianna Harricharan, Naomi Mohammed, and Charde Sylvester by the same margin in her earlier matches.
She was joined in the semifinals by Harricharan who defeated Prince Sylvester 4-1, 4-1 to end in the second spot in Group One with a 3-1 record.
And in Group Two, third-ranked Marin blanked Lilly Mohammed 4-0, 4-0 to add to her previous wins against Em-Myriam Campbell-Smith, St Lucian Anaiah Bousquet, and Shiloh Walker while Campbell-Smith ended second with a 3-1 mark after beating Mohammed.
Group Four: Adian Clarke (B’dos) bt Denney Estava (Lca) 4-0, 4-0; Connor Carrington bt Brian Harricharan 4-0, 4-1.
Group Five: Jordell Chapman bt Alhil Cyril (Lca) 4-0, 5-3; Daniel Rahaman bt Travis Licorish (B’dos) 1-4, 4-0, 4-1.
Group One: Hanne Estrada (Mex) bt Gabriella Prince 4-0, 4-0; Brianna Harricharan bt Charde Sylvester 4-1, 4-1.
Group Two: Fernanda Marin (Mex) bt Shiloh Walker 4-0, 4-0; Em-Myriam Campbell-Smith bt Lilly Mohammed 4-0, 4-0.
Daniel Rahaman bt Mc Carvy Cyril (Lca) 6-3, 6-2; Dimitri Kirton (B’dos) bt Connor Carrington 6-2, 6-2.
Denney Estava (Lca)/Travis Licorish (B’dos) bt Nirav Dougdeen/Darius Rahaman 6-4, 6-4.
Travis Licorish (B’dos) bt Javed Dowlat walkover
Nirav Dougdeen bt Justin Horsford walkover
Darius Rahaman bt Malachi Leach walkover
Brian Harricharan bt Jovan Garibana 4-0, 4-0
Sebastien Byng breezes into U-18 Tobago Carnival Cup last-16
Sebastien Byng breezed past Dominican Republic’s Giancarlo Rosario to move into the last-16 of the Boys Under-18 main draw of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour J5 Tournament at Tacarigua.
A winner over Jamaican Kahj Mark Anthony Clarke 6-2, 6-0 in his first round qualifier on Saturday, and then USA’s Andrew Andea 6-0, 6-2 to secure a spot in the main draw, Byng continued his rich form when Rosario retired trailing 6-3, 3-1 as the T&T player set up a second-round meeting with USA’s Maximo Oberto Calleri who dispatched Colombian Cesar Mahecha 6-3,6-4.
However, all the other local players involved in round-of-32 matches inclusive of B’Jorn Hall, Ethan Wong, Sebastian Sylvester, Nathen Martin, Beckham Sylvester, Thomas Chung, Shae Millington, and Christopher Roberts were beaten in their matches. The tournament continues today from 9 am.
Under-18 Boys Results
Guillermo Alfonso Bennaton (Hon) bt B’jorn Hall 6-0, 6-1
Juan Beltran (Aus) bt Ethan Wong 6-0, 6-1
Sebastien Byng bt Giancarlo Rosario (Dom Rep) 6-3, 3-1 ret.
Jason Daly (USA) bt Sebastian Sylvester 6-0, 6-0
Noah Mc Donald (USA) bt Nathen Martin 6-0, 6-1.
Maximo Oberto Calleri (USA) bt Cesar Mahecha (Col) 6-3, 6-4
Miles Kennedy (USA) bt Kyle Malachi Alexander Clarke (Jam) 6-2, 6-0
Aryan Nanda (Ind) bt Kit Henderson (GBR) 6-4, 6-1
Mario Richmagui (Hon) bt Adam King (B’dos) 6-3, 6-0
Hector Edmond Fullone (GBR) bt Beckham Sylvester 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Ty Host (Aus) bt Alfonson Calderon (Chi) 6-2, 7-5
Gabriel Porras (Gua) bt Terry Lau (USA) 6-0, 6-1
Luca Acioly (Bra) bt Jossting Cruz (Dom Rep) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Danny Yassine (Can) bt Shae Millington 6-4, 6-1
Niyanth Puliyala (USA) bt Christopher Roberts 6-1, 6-1
Winston Zhang (Can) bt Thomas Chung 6-0, 6-0