Totally Tennis Mini Performance player Eduard Lakatos won his first tournament at Kingsley Indoor Tennis Club. Lakatos, who only started playing in September, is a member of the Red Squad at Hampshire Court coached by Shyam Vithlani.
Kingsley 8 and under Mixed Champion Eduard Lakatos
Competing in the 8 and under Mixed Singles at the club in Bordon, Lakatos who was playing in Group B won two matches and lost two to qualify for the final stages. He beat Thomas Le Marchant 11-9 and Luka Williams 10-0 and was defeated by Evan Graham 11-9 and Lewin Myles 11-9. Over in Group A fellow mini performance player Theo Harrison, who plays in squads at the War Memorial Park, won three matches and lost one en route to the semifinals. Harrison defeated Bo Edwards 10-1, Bruno Crosble 11-9 and Lily Bebbington 10-3 but lost out to Honor Whittome 11-9.
Fourth place went to Theo Harrison.
In the semis, Lakatos beat Harrison 11-9 and then won in the final beating Whittome convincingly 10-4 to win his first event. Harrison finished in fourth after losing to Myles 12-10 in the third/fourth play off match.
Vithlani said of Lakatos success, “Well done to Eddie for winning his first tournament, he only started playing last summer and has come a long way since then.”