Young performance players Isla Hignett and Jasmin Bromilow competed along side their older brothers in last week’s Hampshire & IOW Junior County Closed event held at the Winchester Racquets And Fitness club (read about that here).
Both girls competed in the Girls 12 and under and 14 and under singles events. In the 12’s Hignett had a bye in the first round and then beat Mia Gerty in three sets 4-1, 1-4, 10-5 in the quarters. She then lost to top seed and former Totally Tennis clubmate Aisling McGrane 4-0, 4-0 in the semi final, McGrane went on to win the title. Bromilow also had a first round bye but was knocked out at the quarter-final stage by eventual runner-up Charlotte Howard 4-1, 4-1.
In the 14s both girls once again had byes in the first round. Hignett was then beaten by older higher ranked and rated Howard 6-1, 2-6, 10-3 but held her own in the three set match. Bromilow also lost in three sets in the quarters against Alana Unitt 6-1, 1-6, 10-8. The girls both played in the 14 and under consolation event which was a round robin. Hignett beat Bromilow 5-3, 4-1 but lost to Ella Parsons who’s much older 4-2, 5-3 to finish as runner-up. Bromilow also lost against Parsons 4-0, 4-0.
The girls then teamed up for the 14 and under doubles which was also played as a round robin. They beat Martyna Ciubatiuk and Alice Collins 4-0, 5-3 and Howard and her partner Lacie Squibb 4-1, 4-2 but lost against eventual winners McGrane/Unitt 5-4(3,) 4-1 and Anna Vinnell and Magda Kornijczuk 4-1, 4-2. Although there was a three way tie with three pairs each winning two matches, the Totally Tennis pair finished 4th out of 5 just missing out on third place by 1% margin.