Totally Tennis mini performance player Hayden Cummings has been competing in some tournaments over the past couple of months. At the beginning of this month he won the 10 & under Grade 3 Cardiff Mini Tennis tournament held at David Lloyd Club Cardiff in South Glamorgan. In the first round he beat Tom Bewley 5-3, 4-1, Nathan Shore in the quarters 4-0, 4-0 and then Matthew Mclain in the semis 5-4, 1-4, 10-8. In the final he defeated Edward Bennett 4-0, 4-1 to win the event.
Last month he competed in both the 10 & under singles and doubles at the Sutton Tennis Academy Easter Grade 2 Tournament. In the doubles, Cummings and partner Tuna Lokman were runners-up after losing in the final against Rhys Lawlor and Jacob Cairncross 5-3, 4-0. In the quarters they beat Harry Cornhill and Conrad Plum 5-4(10), 4-1 followed by Nathaniel De Mariveles and Pavana Nrshinga in the semis 4-1, 4-2. In the singles event he competed in the qualifying stages in Group F but did not progress to the main draw after losing to both Jacob Cairncross and Alexander Farmanbar.
He also finished third at the Finchley Manor Junior Open Tournament in Middlesex after wining the third/fourth place playoff match against Charlie Ripp 4-0, 4-1. After a bye in the first round he beat Giorgio Giliberti 4-2, 4-1 before losing in the semis in a three-set battle against Denzell Darkey 2-4, 5-4(3), 1-0(4).
Head coach James McIntosh said, “Hayden has continued to progress in his lessons to improve his game and his hard work has paid off by qualifying for the National Grade 2 event and winning the Grade 3 tournament in Cardiff.” he added “Well done Hayden, keep up the good work.”
Cummings will be representing Hampshire in the 10 & under County Cup at the end of May.
Mini performance player Kevin Karjalainen was busy over the Easter break playing in a number of tournaments. In his first event, the Fowler Architecture and Planning Pewsey Junior Open held at the Pewsey Tennis Club in Wiltshire Karjalainen won his first three matches in the 9 & under Mixed singles event to win Group B and progress to the main draw.
In the group stages he defeated Arthur Beck 7-4, 7-3, William Adams 8-6, 2-7, 7-3 and Vrishan Pandya 6-8, 7-4, 7-3. He then beat Martin Gil-Rueda 7-5, 7-5 in the semis but finished runner-up after losing in the final against Harry Mitchell 7-2, 7-3.
He then competed in the Bradfield Easter Open 2019 at the Bradfield Tennis Centre competing in the 9 & under Boys singles where he won Group C in the qualifying stages. He beat Harry Dolman 12 – 10, Arjun Tahiliani 13-11 and Theo Lane 10-7 but then lost in the semis against Joshua Church 10 – 5. He finished in fourth place overall after losing the 3rd & 4th place playoff match against William Lamb 10 -5.
In the Ash Manor Easter Open held at the Ash Manor Tennis Centre in Surrey Karjalainen played in the 9 and under mixed singles beating George Cardy 8-6, 7-2, Thomas Nickson 7-5, 11-9, Zoe Grabowska 7-3, 7-2 and Wynne Chen 2-7, 7-5, 7-5 to win Group B. In the semi finals he defeated Lyla Read 7-3, 11-9 but lost to Wynne Chen in the final 8-6, 7-5 to finish in the runner-up position.
The Totally Tennis 9 and under team finished 2018 as County tier champions in the Hampshire & IOW Team Tennis competition.
The team of Hayden Cummings (pictured with the winners pendant), Nikesh Bomma and twins Gevin and Guhan Chendhilkumar finished top of the league with four points overall.
Head coach James McIntosh said “Well done to all the players in the U9 team. It’s a great achievement for them to win the county tier Division 1 title.” He added, “Their hard work and dedication has paid off. Keep it going boys and good luck for future team tennis events.”
Congratulations boys 🙂
Mini performance player Harry Dolman was runner-up in the Team Bath Mini Red & Orange tournament held at Bath University last weekend.
Playing in Group D of the 9 and under Mixed Singles B DRAW, Dolman won two of the three matches in the group stages beating Thomas Keeler 10-4 and Kian Alizadeh 10-3 but losing against Louis Derwent in a close match 10-9. In the main draw he defeated Isabella Lieve Morgan 10-5 and William Powell 10-7 but lost to Dominic Cooper 10-3 to finish in second place.
Well done Harry!
Mini performance player Hayden Cummings picked up the runners-up medal in the 10 and under Boys singles event at the Bradfield East Winter County Tour held at Bradfield Tennis Centre last weekend.
In the first round Cummings knocked top seed James Parnwell out of the tournament in the quarters beating him 4-2, 4-0 followed by Castor Chute in the semis 4-1 before losing to second seed Oliver Cole in the final 4-2.
The previous weekend Cummings competed in the David Lloyd Southampton West End Winter Regional Tour 10 and under Boys singles. In the quarters he defeated Felix Inglis 4-2, 4-1 but lost in the semis against overall winner Casey Drake 5-3, 4-0.
Well doen Hayden!
The Totally Tennis 10 and under Mixed team won their latest fixture against Winchester Racquets and Fitness 6-0 in the Hampshire & IOW Winter Junior League 2018 – 2019. The dream team of Hayden Cummings, Nikesh Bomer and brother Guhan and Gevin Chendhilkumar kept a clean sheet in the home match winning all the singles and doubles matches.
In the singles Cummings won 4-0, 4-2, Guhan 4-0, 4-2, Gevin 4-1, 4-0 and Nikesh 4-0, 4-0. In the doubles Cummings/Guhan won their match 4-0, 4-1 and Bomer/Gevin were victorious 4-2, 4-0.
Coach Jamie Jordan said, “The boys all played very well dominating every point. They continually work hard in the tennis lessons with James and myself and results like this show how much they are all improving together.” he added, “Totally Tennis are very proud of these boys please keep the good work up!“
Other teams competing in the league are David Lloyd Southampton A, David Lloyd Southampton B, Winchester Racquets and Fitness and Portsmouth Tennis Academy. Totally Tennis’ next match is away against David Lloyd Southampton A on 25th November.
After competing in the 8 & under singles at the Berkshire Junior County Championships 2018 at the end of the summer (where he won two of his four matches), Totally Tennis mini performance player Harry Dolman played in his first orange matchplay at David Lloyd Southampton West End at the beginning of this month. In the group stages he competed in Box C and won all his five matches beating Freddie Bosworth 10-1, Tom Casella 11-9, George Conway 10-3, Elliot Latham 10-6 and Scott Yates 10-5.
Dolman then competed in the Portsmouth Tennis Club 9 & under Winter Regional Tour and although he lost all his group matches he paid really well against more experienced players. He has also been selected for county training which is great news considering he has only just started competing.
Coach Jordan Frederick said, “Harry played his first grade 3 at Portsmouth Tennis Centre, although he didn’t win a match he came very close to winning most of them and was competing with some of the best orange ball players in the southwest.” he added, “I have been working with Harry for the last year now, his improvement rate has been incredible and always has a great attitude while training and competing.”
Dolman will next compete in the East Winter County Tour – David Lloyd Royal Berkshire 9 & under Boys singles event (20th October) followed by the David Lloyd Southampton October Half Term Tournament 2018 (from 21st October).