Negahr Rastguiy completed the semis cast in the women’s singles event in the 2015 Coconut Tennis Classic after sweeping Malika Miyawaki yesterday at the American Memorial Park tennis courts.
Rastguiy eased past Miyawaki, 6-1, 6-0, to join Mikayla Lopez, Tania Tan, and Carol Lee in the Final Four. The semis will be played this weekend with Rastguiy meeting Lopez at the top half of the bracket and Tan and Lee squaring off in the lower half.
Lee, Lopez, and Rastguiy are also entered in the girls U18 singles, which kicked off last Saturday. Lee and Rasyguiy played in Game 1 of the round-robin event with the former notching a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Lopez also won over Rastguiy via walkover to set up a finals date with Lee this weekend.
Four more girls division singles started the elimination round games were played over the weekend at the AMP tennis courts.
In the girls U10 singles, which has a round-robin format, Hyejin Elliot and Tiara Imai barged into the win column after downing separate foes. Elliot shut down Michelle Ryu, 6-0, while Imai topped Soleil Lamar, 6-3.
In girls U12 singles, Erika Tuttle, Rico Oijima, and Couke Kaga earned semis berths. Kaga was at the bottom half of the draw and swept Ellie Epley, 6-0, 6-2, to arrange a semis tiff against Ojima. Ojima advanced following a 7-6, 6-0 win over Erie Ortega
At the top half of the draw, Tuttle defeated Maaya Sato, 6-2, 6-1, to set up a semis duel against the winner of the Maria Gregoire-Susan Sablan tussle, which was scheduled last Saturday, but results have yet to be posted at press time.
In the girls U14 singles, the semis cast were completed last Saturday with Conatu Kaga and Asia Raulerson joining Malika Miyawaki and Mimi Sakano, who drew byes in Week 1. Kaga beat Grace Choi, 6-1, 6-1, for a finals date with the top-ranked Miyawaki, while Raulerson dominated Susan Sablan, 6-0, 6-1, to earn the right to face the second-ranked Sakano in the semis.
In the girls U16, Tan won the lone game played in Week 1 after outclassing Ami Tsukagoshi, 6-4, 6-1. The girls U16 follows a round-robin format as it drew only four players with Caitlyn Tinney and Isabel Heras rounding out the list.
Meanwhile, results in the three boys age groups, men’s open, and mixed-up doubles will be reported later this week.