Tennis: Weston juniors serve up exciting action at tournament
PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 May 2019
Weston Tennis Club hosted three different tournaments for junior members recently.
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.