Performance player and Sherfield Tennis Scholar Liam Hignett added even more trophies to his collection last week after being crowned the winner of the Boys 18U singles title at the Windsor Open tournament held at the Windsor Lawn Tennis Club in Berkshire. He also finished as runner-up in the Men’s Open singles events and was third overall in the Boys 18U doubles with partner Ryan Hutchinson.
After a bye in the first round of the Boys 18U Singles completion, top seed Hignett, 16 beat Marley Silcott 6-3, 6-3 in round two, Harry Neate in the quarters 6-2, 6-0 followed by Anthony Pero in the semis 7-5, 6-3 to book his place in the final. He then faced a tougher three set match in the final but after losing the first set he came back strongly to win the next two defeating opponent Sahej Maker 7-5, 6-2, 10-6 to win the event and collect the trophy and a Head tennis backpack
In the Boys 18U Doubles event Hignett and Hutchinson beat Oliver Macritchie and Otto Sterner in their first match 4-0, 4-1 but then lost to the eventual winners Freddie O’Brien and Luke Stevenson in the semis 4-1, 4-2. They then won the third/fourth place play offs against Taylor Papworth and Nathan Richelle 5-4, 4-1 to finish in third place overall.
In the men’s event Hignett was second seed and faced tough and older opposition including the Windsor LTC coaches. After a bye in the first round he defeated Head Coach Andrew Mustill 6-2, 6-3 in round two followed by James Gibbens 6-2, 6-3 in the quarter finals and after playing three doubles matches he then had to play the semi final against Ingimar Tomaason which he won 6-4, 6-3. In the final Hignett was up against coach Keiran Muir who had beaten top seed Freddie O’Brien in the semis the previous day, Muir proved too strong and he lost lost 6-4, 6-3 but it was a close battle with many deuces and the large local crowd were supporting Muir. Hignett received a runners-up trophy and some prize money.
Congratulations Liam for another all round fantastic performance and a great start to the summer!