Performance player Harry Feast was runner-up in the 12 and under Boys Singles at the Grade 4 GDT Caversham Junior Open at the Caversham Lawn Tennis Club. The two-day tournament was played at the of May and in the first round on Friday Feast beat William Terry 4-1, 4-2 followed by James Strainge in the quarterfinal 4-2, 2-4, 10-3 and in the a semi final he defeated Maxwell Benster 4-1, 4-1. In Saturday’s final Harry played Will Taylor and lost 4-2, 4-2 to finish as runner-up and collect the silver medal.
Coach Ben Jubin said “Harry has got his rating up and been playing very well and training hard, this has shown by the results he has been getting and also getting his ranking to number 8 in the county.”
Mini performance player Jack Rushbrook had a very busy half term playing in lots of events. He was the winner at the Grade 6 David Lloyd Club in Woking after a winning all his matches in the 9 and under event. He beat Bo Edwards 7-2, 7-3, Faress Sabbagh 7-4, 7-1, Alessandro Valente 5-7, 7-4, 7-3 and Marcus Longfield 7-2, 7-2 and then defeated Theo Mantel-Cooper 7-4, 3-7, 7-4 in the final to win overall and collect the winners medal.
At the Grade 5 Tennace at Gerrards Cross Lawn Tennis Club, Rushbrook was playing in Group A where he won two matches and lost two. He beat Atticus Chute in three sets 8-6, 5-7, 7-5 and Rohyn Birdie 8-6, 7-4 but lost to Robbie Spittal, who was the overall event winner 7-3, 7-5 and eventual runner-up Sean Truman 7-1, 7-5, 8-6 in a very close that could have gone either way but as points were sudden death at 6-6. In last deciding set Rushbrook had match point at 6-5 but Truman won the next two points, leaving Rushbrook unlucky not to win. He finished third overall in the box and then lost against Rory Hodge 7-4, 4-7, 7-1 in the ratings only singles extra matches.
He then played in the 9 and under Mixed Singles event at the Legends Tennis Orange Masters Series Grade 5 tournament located at Haileybury & Imperial Service College in Hertford where he finished fifth overall. He was box winner beating Brooke Smith 7-4, 8-6, Aran Joshi 7-4, 7-1 and losing to Luke Jackson 7-5, 7-5. In the quarter finals Rushbrook lost against Hugo Harris after a very close first set 9-7, 7-3 so played in the 5-8th playoff rounds where he defeated Reuben Chandisingh 7-1, 7-4 to finish 5th overall.
Jack Rushbrook and his winners medal from the David Lloyd Woking event.