Carol Lee made short work of Tania Tan, 6-1, 6-0, to march into the finals of women’s singles event in the 2015 Coconut Tennis Classic last Saturday at the American Memorial Park tennis courts.
Lee disputes the women’s singles championship against Mikayla Lopez today at 9:30am as the latter also swept Negahr Rastguiy in the other semis match last weekend, 6-2, 6-1. Rastguiy and Tan played the consolation match yesterday with the former winning, 6-0, 6-2.
In the girls U14 singles, it will be Malika Miyawaki versus Mimi Sakano. Miyawaki took the finals seat in the upper bracket following a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Conatsu Kaga, while Sakano prevailed in the lower draw semis match against Asia Raulerson, 6-2, 6-1. Sakano and Miyawaki battle for the division championship today at 8am, while Conatsu Kaga and Raulerson were scheduled to fight for third place yesterday afternoon.
In the girls U12 division, Conatsu’s younger sister, Coume, advanced to the finals after outclassing Rico Ojima in the semifinals of the bottom half of the draw, 6-3, 6-1. Coume will be pitted against Erika Tuttle, who pulled off an upset over top-ranked Maria Gregoire yesterday, 6-3, 6-2. Before falling to Tuttle, Gregoire boosted her finals bid and made it to the semifinals following a tough 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 win over Susan Sablan last Saturday. With the loss, Gregoire has to settle for the consolation match against Ojima today at 12:30pm.
Meanwhile, the two other girls singles contest—U10 and U16 divisions—have a round-robin format and the last matches today will determine the champions of each category.
In the girls U16, Tan and Isabel Heras held identical 2-0 records after last weekend’s matches and they will battle for the division title today. Tan won over Ami Tsukagoshi, 6-4, 6-1, and Caitlyn Tinney (walkover). Heras also swept Tsukagoshi, 6-1, 6-1, and had similar walkover triumph against Tinney to set up her title-deciding game against Tan today.
In the girls U10, Tiara Imai and Hyejin Elliot square off for the crown at 2pm after going unbeaten over the weekend. Elliot, who came off a 6-0 win over Michelle Ryu in Week 1, downed Soleil Lamar in Week 2, 7-5. Imai, on the other hand, defeated Lamar in the opening week, 6-2, before dominating Ryu last weekend, 6-1. Ryu avoided a shutout in the division by topping Lamar in the battle for third yesterday, 6-4.
Results in the boys division and mixed-up doubles will be reported later this week as other championship matches are scheduled today.