By Carlena Knight
As the Junior International Tennis Championships (JITIC) Caribbean came to a close last Thursday, Sibley Charles and partner Abby Chandelier of the Dominican Republic claimed the consolation doubles title in Trinidad and Tobago.
Charles and Candelier defeated country-woman Brasha Dyer and her partner – Cameron Wong of Trinidad and Tobago, 6-2, 6-2 in the finals.
Charles will look to add more silverware to her cabinet as she now moves unto the Copa Merengue in Santo Domingo.
The round-robin qualifiers served off on Saturday.
Simultaneously, the inaugural sub-region 4 mixed tournament kicked off last Thursday with Rodain Monelle and Kiana King flying the Antigua and Barbuda flag.
King and Monelle were placed in round-robin pool C, but were unsuccessful in qualifying for the next round of matches, finishing third among Trinidad & Tobago team 2 and St. Lucia team 2.
Playing versus Trinidad and Tobago, Kiana King lost to Isabel Abraham 1-6, 1-6, while Monelle suffered defeat at the hand of Sebastian Sylvester, 0-6, 2-6.
King and Monelle then went on to fall to doubles partners, Sylvester and Abraham 1-6, 0-6.
The bad run continued for the duo as they faced St. Lucia later that day despite Kiana King’s victory over Alysa Elliot 6-3, 4-6 [10-7] as Monelle went under to Jordan Hunte, 2-6, 3-6.
That was followed by a doubles loss to Hunte and Elliot 4-6, 2-6.