Totally Tennis Mini Performance player Tillie Reid won the Gold medal at the West Hants Orange Tour Japan Open held at the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club in Bournemouth yesterday. Reid won four matches in the Grade 5 event to clinch the 9 and under Girls singles title beating Fern Ashton 7-5, 8-6, Martyna Ciubatiuk 7-2, 8-6, Sienna May 7-2, 7-3 and Antonia Fox 7-1, 7-1.
The previous day, Reid had a third place finish in the 9 and under Girls Singles event at the Grade 3 Bucks ITI Winter Regional Tournament Tennis held at Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre, Buckinghamshire. In the group stages she had two long three set matches beating Elina Pickerd-Barua 7-4, 4-7, 7-2 and Darcey Rowles 4-7, 7-5, 7-4 in Group C but lost to Monika Todorova 7-4, 7-4 to go through to main draw as group runner-up. In the quarter finals she defeated Keya Das 7-5, 4-7, 8-6 but then lost to Maria Privalova in a close match 8-6, 7-5 in the semis. She then beat group adversary Todorova in three sets 4-7, 7-5, 7-5 in the third/fourth playoff match to finish in a respectable third place.
Jordan said of Reid’s success, “Tillie had a great weekend of tennis coming third in the regional tournament on Saturday and on Sunday she stepped up her game and played fantastic tennis to win Gold at West Hants event. It is great to see all her hard work and training sessions are paying off and I am very proud of her.”