National player Keesa Lee Young advanced to the semi-finals of the girls singles Under-14 category at the Tobago House of Assembly/Bmobile Tobago Junior International Tennis Federation tournament, yesterday. The tournament is being played at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua.
Lee Young upset third seeded Canadian Chelsea Mukerji 6-1, 6-0 to advance. Aalisha Alexis of TT was defeated 6-0, 6-1 in another quarter-final match by Sarinah Maduro of Curacao. In the boys Under-14 quarterfinals, David Rodriguez outlasted Jace Quashie in an all TT affair 6-0, 6-1.
In round one of the boys singles Under-18 category, Venezuelan Sebastian Pino defeated Danyel Angus of TT 6-3, 6-2. In the girls Under-18 round one, Remika Ohashi of Japan and Nairuti Vyas of India both won over their Caribbean opponents. Ohashi defeated Barbadian Alesha Alleyne 6-0, 6-2, while Vyas got past Jamaican Valaine Clarke 6-1, 7-5.
The tournament continues today.