Alexander Kiefer completed a successful run in the boys’ Under-18 singles category, as the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)/Bmobile-sponsored Tobago Junior ITF (International Tennis Federation) Tennis Tournament came to a close at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua yesterday.
Kiefer, who was seeded sixth, overcame an early setback to get the better of third seed Mann Shah of India. Kiefer, from the United States, prevailed 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5).
Another third-seeded player, Lucia De Santa Ana of Uruguay, also had to rally from a set down to defeat second seed Remika Ohashi of Japan 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 to clinch the girls’ Under-18 singles title.
Milledge Cossu of the United States and Jose Dominquez Collado of Guatemala lived up to their number one ranking, in the boys’ Under-18 doubles, with a 6-4, 7-6(6) win over Kiefer and fellow American Jericho Grollman – the number two seeded duo.
And, in the girls’ Under-18 doubles final, Jackeline Lopez of the US and Ariana Salgueiro-Estela of Puerto Rico held off the challenge of Valaine Clarke of Jamaica and Amritalakshmi Shanmugam of India to triumph 7-5, 6-2.