Phillips in fine form in Aruba
Daniel Phillips, Bermuda’s most promising tennis player, has advanced to the second round of the TIHTA Aruba tournament on the COTECC Under-14 circuit.
Phillips beat Miguel Chavez, from Venezuela, 6-0, 6-0 yesterday and will now take on Sebastian Ruiz, Aruba’s No 1 seed, today.
The 13-year-old won his first-round qualifier 6-1, 6-2 against Ng Neng Jie, of Aruba, before reaching the main draw after defeating Munoz Enmanuel, of the Dominican Republic, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Phillips is embarking on a Caribbean tour this summer, with stops in Bahamas for the Nassau Junkanoo Bowl from July 2 to 8 and the Jamaica Junior Tournament in Kingston from July 9 to 15. He then plays in the Dominican Republic Copa Merangue in Santo Domingo from July 16 to 22.