Ten boys and five girls competed this Saturday for the 14 and under Road to Wimbledon Singles Challenge at ALTC.
The Girls competition was played in one section with Egna Mutedzi coming third, Maria Sharova coming second and Flavia Zamfir proving too strong for the opposition as she emerged as the winner.
The Boys competition had the first rounds played in two groups with Jack Murn emerging as the winner of Section A and Leshawn Clarke as the runner up. Third place went to Louis Tanner, who is developing his game well, with Toby Liversidge and Joseph Horne also playing confidently. In Section B Harri Putt was the narrow winner from Isaac Robinson in second place and Archie Stepney third. Mattie Cooke and Harry Richmond played very well within this group and, as they are much younger, showed great potential for the future. In the semi finals, Jack Murn had the greater physical strength against Isaac Robinson, a great retriever of the ball with excellent concentration. In the other semi final, Harri Putt had a tight contest against Leshawn Clarke, with both boys testing each other for every point. Harri eventually proving the winner.
The final between Jack Murn and Harri Putt was a good match, both boys playing well and showing how much their game has improved through the club coaching. Jack was the winner 4-2. In the third place play off, Isaac Robinson beat Leshawn 4-2. Some really good tennis was played throughout the Afternoon with great sportsmanship between the players.
Jack and Flavia now represent the Andover Club at the Hampshire county round where we wish them every success on the Road to Wimbledon!