Tennis: Weston juniors serve up exciting action at tournament

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 May 2019

Weston Tennis Club Under 14 and Under 18s competitors

Weston Tennis Club Under 14 and Under 18s competitors

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Weston Tennis Club hosted three different tournaments for junior members recently.

Weston Tennis Club under 10s Junior CompetitorsWeston Tennis Club under 10s Junior Competitors

Sponsored by Christopher's House of Chocolates, the event saw under-10s, 14s and 18s take part.

The under 10s were decided by a round-robin as they were split into two groups of four.

In group A was Febe Kenna, who impressed with her ability in hitting a selection of well-taken shots to win all her matches and reach the semi finals.

Olivier Lycrkowski won three of his matches to also move into the semis and face group B winner William Burnett, who won all of his matches with skill and precision.

Adam Kolbeinsen was the last player to advance, having played brillaint tennis, and both semi-finals were full of action and suspense.

Burnett beat Lycrkowski 10-6, while Kenna overcame a five-point depecit to beat Kolbeinsen 10-9 in a thriller.

The final had just as much excitement and thrills as a good start from Kenna gave her a three-point lead before Burnett moved 8-7 up.

But that would be the last point for Burnett as Kenna picked up the next three points for victroy.

The same format was used for the under-14s as two sets of four were put into groups.

Group A saw Kershaw Whitfield head into his first final, playing excellent tennis throughout his three matches, winning each of them.

Louie Bush Evans from Group B was the second player to reach the one-set final, having dropped only three games on route.

Marcus Llewellyn and Kaydee Geddes both impressed but defending champion Bush Evans raced into a 3-1 lead in the final and, despite Kershaw fighting back, he recorfed a 6-2 victory.

The under-18s only had two entrants, Jonathan Evans and Ben Insley, and with both being old rivals and winning titles last year a thrilling match was expected.

Evans took the first set 6-3, but Insley clawed back control and with some nice shots took the second set 6-4 to force a decider.

The final set was a tie-break with Evans racing into a 7-3 lead and, despite the best attempts of Insley, he held on to win 10-5 and seal victory.

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