Totally Tennis performance player Liam Hignett returned from an ankle injury sustained at the Grade 2 18th TeamBath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival in Bath which forced him to retire, to win in Woking. Resting for a week certainly paid off as he returned to win the 16 and under Boys Singles title at the Grade 3 Woking Open this weekend.
At the event held at Woking Lawn Tennis and Croquet club Hignett, who was the top seed, won all his matches after a bye in he first round he beat Alfred Kennard 6-3, 6-0 in second round, Nathan Richelle 6-0, 6-1 in the quarter-finals, Taylor Papworth in the semis and then Guy Den Ouden 6-2, 6-0 in the final. As the event was sponsored by Vines Guildford BMW Hignett received a BMW printed towel and water bottle, a head backpack as well as his trophy.
He had earlier got knocked out of the 18 and under Boys Singles after a bye in the first round, he beat Thomas Macritchie 6-1, 6-1 in round two before losing in the quarter-finals beaten by the eventual runner up Andrew Haul 6-3, 6-3.