April Tournament Success

Totally Tennis mini performance and performance players have been racking up a series of great results in their latest tournaments over the Easter Holidays. Young Theo Harrison was the champion at the Boys 9 and under Easter Championships held at the David Lloyd Tennis centre in Woking beating Alexander Lane-Sellers 5-7,7-3,7-5, Caspar Watson-Hart 7-1, 7-1, Daniel Mackley 7-5, 7-2 and Theo Mantel-Cooper 7-4,4-7,7-2 to win the event.

ImageTheo Harrison with his winners medal from the Woking event

He was then a semi-finalist at the Dallington Indoor 9 & under event in Northampton. He defeated Megan Ransford 7-0, 7-0, Amy Nunn 7-2, 7-1 and Charlotte Johns 7-4,7-6. He lost to Oliver Rose 6-7,8-6,7-3 and Monty Thompson 5-7,7-4,8-6. In Bucks County tournament held at Halton Tennis Club, Harrison won two and lost two in the group stages, beating Satvik Datta 10 – 8 and Alexander Groom 10 – 2 but losing to Ethan Taank and Arron O’Dwyer 10 – 8 and 10- 2 respectively. In the semi-final he was beaten by overall winner Benjamin Lim 10 – 7.

Teammate Kirsty Da Silva finished in the silver medal position after narrowly missed out on the Gold medal in the David Lloyd Southampton 9 and Under Girsl singles event. Unbeaten until her final match Da Silva was up against Antonia Fox, also unbeaten to that point, and the girls battled it out in three close sets with Fox just edging the win in the third set tie-break 6-8, 7-5, 10-8. Da Silva beat Grace Williams 9-7 , 7-2, Emma Appleby 9-7, 7-1, Emelia Butler 7-4, 7-3 and club mate Melissa Toner 8-6, 9-7. Toner finished in third place overall after also losing to Fox 8-6, 7-1 but defeated Butler 7-5, 7-3, Appleby 7-4, 4-7, 7-5 and Williams 7-1, 7-9, 7-1.

ImageKirsty Da Silva who won the Silver Medal in Southampton

Jasmin Bromilow, Tillie Reid and Nina Williams all competed in the Surrey Junior Tournamant held at the The Bourne Club in the 10 and under Girls singles. Bromilow finished in third place winning three matches beating Reid 5 – 3, Williams 4-2 and Parami Aye 4-2 but lost to Amelia Howie 5-3 and Keya Das 5-3. Reid was fourth overall beating both Williams and Aye 4-2 but also losing to both Howie and Das 4-1. Williams finished in sixth place. Reid was then Consolation Draw 10 and under Girls Singles winner at the Tunbridge Wells Easter Tournament. After losing in the main draw first round to Lydia Sivirentsava 4-1, 4-2 she beat Helen Coomber 4-2, 5-3 in the consolation semi-final and Madison Broadbent 5-3, 4-2 in the final.

Performance player Liam Hignett played in the Grade 3 Maidenhead Junior Easter Open at Maidenhead Lawn Tennis Club. He won his first match against Michael Jalpota 7-5, 6-1 and then defeated Ryan Golesworthy in the second round in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 10-3 in the tie break but lost to Oliver Okonkwo in the quarter finals 7-5, 6-3. He played in the Grade 3 Winchester Spring Open the following week winning his first match against Alex Heaps 6-1, 6-0 but then lost to eventual runner-up Toby Samuel 6-4, 6-0.

ImageTillie Reid in action on court

Younger sister Isla and Reid played in the same events as Liam, finishing in sixth place overall in the Maidenhead 10 and under Girls Singles event. Playing in her first Grade 3 event green ball event, Isla won her first match against Evie Davey 5-4 (5), 4-2 but was then beaten by eventual runner-up Lydia Sivirentsava 4-0, 5-4 (5) in the quarter final. She then played in the 5th-8th play off winning her first match against Amelia Howie 4-0, 4-1 but lost her next match 4-0, 4-2 to Chike Ike so finished in sixth out of the sixteen competitors. Reid lost in the first round to Alice Shields 5-3, 4-1 and then won her quarter final match in the Consolation Draw against Jasmin Thompson in the third set tie-break 2-4, 4-1, 10 – 5 but before bowing out in the semi-final to Bethan Miles 4-1, 4-1.

The following week both girls played in 10 and under Girls Singles draw at the Winchester event. Hignett lost in her first round match in a close three-set battle with Jorja Reynolds 4-2, 3-5, 10-7 and Reid also lost to Amelia Perrin-Tilt 4-2, 5-3. In the Consolation event Hignett beat Cara McCully 4-0, 4-0 in the quarter final but lost out in the semi-final to consolation winner Anna Vinnell 4-1, 4-1 after finding the astro surface a challenge. Reid, who had a bye in the quarter-final, beat Anastasia Issom in the third set tie-break in the semi-finals 5-4, 3-5, 10 -4 and finished runner-up after losing the final to Vinnell 4-0, 4-1.

In other news Jack Rushbrook finished 9th in the County leaderboard out of a field of thirty-four players. At the start of the season he struggled to get accepted into Grade 5 competitions so had to settle with playing Grade 6 matches which did not count on County leaderboard so has progressed well to finish in the top ten with his Grade 5 event results.

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