May 2012 - Jay Clarke

Jay Clarke has won the May AEGON Junior Player of the Month Award for his success at two Tennis Europe 14U Grade 1 events and earning the 14U No.1 in Europe position.

Jay Clarke secured his status at the top of the Tennis Europe 14U boys’ ranking list at the beginning of May after two consecutive wins in U14 Category 1 Tennis Europe events, the first in Romania and the second in Italy.

The first event in Romania saw top seed Clarke take the title after defeating compatriot Sam Ferguson 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-4 in the final. Clarke also finished as runner-up in the boys doubles with partner Mikael Yemer (SWE).

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A week later Clarke was back in action in Italy, this time seeded third. After defeating Enrico Dalla Valle (ITA) 7-6(3), 6-4 in the semi-finals, the Briton faced Gian Marco Moroni in the final. Clarke overcame the Italian 7-6(4), 6-4.

Clarke was also successful in the boys’ doubles with partner Kenneth Raisma (EST). The top seeded duo defeated Hungarian fifth seeds Akos Kotorman & Mate Valkusz 6-4, 5-7, 10-0 to claim the winner’s title.

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Tennis Europe 14U boys' rankings list.