BRIAN HARRICHARAN was the only player to capture two titles in Subway Junior Tennis Tournament, which concluded last week Sunday at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.

After capturing the under-10 singles title the weekend before to complete the Sagicor/Subway double, he and runner-up Connor Carrington cruised past Nirav Doudeen and Zakariyya Mohammed 4-1, 4-1 in the doubles final.

Harricharan’s sister Brianna was upset in the under-12 semifinals, but she bounced back with the assistance of Eva Pasea to take down Arya Siewrattan and singles runner-up Madeline D’Arcy 4-0, 4-2 for the doubles crown.

After beating under-16 singles champ Cameron Wong and Ella Carrington 4-1, 4-2 in the senior doubles semifinals, Aalisha Alexis and Shauna Valentine were edged 5-3, 5-4 (7/2) for the title Sunday by Tobagonian Isabel Abraham and national under-18 champ Keesa Lee Young.

The top seeds had dropped just two games to Kimberly Sabga and 12-year-old Jordane Dookie to book their place in the title match.

In the boys’ equivalent final, Jaydon Alexis and Nathen Valdez defeated Tyler Hart and under-16 singles runner-up Jamal Alexis 4-0, 3-5, 10/0.

The winners had whipped Levi Hinkson and under-18 singles champ Ethan Wong 5-4 (7/2), 4-1 in the semis, while Hart and Jamal had stunned top seeds Charles Devaux and Sebastian Sylvester 5-4 (10/8), 3-5, 13/11.

Two brothers were on opposite sides of the net in the boys’ under-12 doubles final and Yeshowah Campbell-Smith and Daniel Rahaman were triumphant 5-3, 4-2 over singles runner-up Logan Hamel-Smith and Kayden Siewrattan.

The boys’ under-14 doubles event was scheduled to be completed during the first weekend, but it never happened because of rain.

Singles (finals) results:


U-16 – C. Wong bt Charlotte Ready 6-1, 6-3.

U-12 – Gabriella Prince bt M. D’Arcy 4-1, 4-0.

U-10 – Shiloh Walker bt Em-Miryam

Campbell-Smith 4-2, 4-2.


U-18 – E. Wong bt S. Sylvester 6-3, 6-1.

U-16 – Sebastien Byng bt Jamal Alexis 6-2, 6-3.

U-14 – Jaylon Chapman bt Tim Pasea 6-0, 6-3.

U-12 – Jordell Chapman bt L. Hamel-Smith 4-0, 4-0.

U-12 – B. Harricharan bt C. Carrington 4-0, 4-1.


The Trinidad and Tobago men’s senior national football team finally broke their winless run, albeit in a friendly international against Anguilla at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last night.

After two easy wins the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force skipper Imran Khan insists that he won’t let his players become complacent ahead of their next fixture on Wednesday.

Fifteen-year-old Shafali Verma and opening partner Smriti Mandhana pummelled enterprising half-centuries to condemn a listless West Indies Women to an 84-run defeat in the opening Twenty20 International late Saturday night.

Injury has ruled captain Stafanie Taylor out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against India, dealing a serious blow to West Indies’ chances of making a comeback in the five-match rubber.

It’s a convenient narrative to accept that a dearth of talent, apart from all the other factors, has been a significant contributor to the near-quarter-century of strife that has been the experience of West Indies cricket since Mark Taylor’s Australians brought the 15-year era of Test series invincibility to an end in 1995.