Local Tennis Players shine at the Cambridge LTC Easter Tournament

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Grade 3 Cambridge LTC Easter Tournament enjoyed the spring sunshine for most of the week and local players featured in several finals winning 5 titles.

The tournament attracted over 328 players from all around the Country and featured events for 8 and under; 9 and under; 10 and under; 12 and under; 14 and under; 16 and under and 18 and under.

In the boys 18 and under event Toby Huffer of Fordham had a very good week and beat Jared Bones of Suffolk in the final 6/1, 4/3 when Bones retired with a back injury.

The girls 18 and under event saw Lauren Watson-Steele of Sandy lost out in the final to Olivia Sofroniou of Essex 1/6, 4/6.

In the boys 16 and under event Alex Wardley of Cambridge beat fellow Cambridgeshire player Vincent Chen in the final.

Hariett Petley of Suffolk took the girls 16 and under title. 

The boys 14 and under event saw local player Charlie Taylor reach the final but lost out to Leicestershire’s Alex Solonenko 6/2, 6/3. Hariett Petley won the girls 14 and under event. 

It was left to the players in the younger age groups to fly the flag for the Cambridge Club. Yujiro Onuma who is a member of the Club had a fantastic week beating 3 players rated and ranked much higher than himself. He beat top seed Robert Cowley of Lancashire 6/4, 7/5 in the final in a very high quality match.

In the girls 12 and under final it was a family affair with Cambridge Club players Sama and Chaaya Malik playing each other in the final. Top seed Sama came out on top winning 6/2, 6/2. 

Rising star Weiqi Ye from Cherry Hinton came through in the girls 10 and under event. She narrowly finished second in her group and then came strong in the quarter finals, semi-finals and then beat Daniela Deighton from Yorkshire 4/1, 4/0 in the final.

Daniel Wright from Nottingham won the boys 10 and under event. 

There were 32 boys in the 9 and under event won by Saul Hindmarch of Suffolk.

In the girls event Sophie Tjurina from Wisbech was runner up to Hannah Read of Hertfordshire – great effort.

Otto Friedlien of Essex won the mixed 8 and under event. 

Overall there was some excellent tennis, helped by the good weather and local players did the County proud.



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