Cambridgeshire players excel in the Donarbon Open Tournament held at the Cambridge Club.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Local Cambridgeshire players performed well in the Grade 3 tournament held at the Cambridge Club during the week of 22nd to 27th August. The younger players did particularly well in the 8 and under, 9 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under events.

The tournament attracted an entry of 198 players from all around the Country.

12 year old Lizzie Pam featured in both the 12 and under and 14 and under girls finals and while she was out played in the 14 and under event against Yorkshire’s Holly Horsfall Lizzie came back strongly in the 12 and under final against Grace Bodha from Cheshire and despite trailing 0-4 in the first set she then won 6/4, 6/1.

Harry Wendelken continued his amazing summer with yet another trophy as he won the 9 and under orange event beating Suffolk’s Travis Ireland in the final 7/3, 7/4. Harry had also won the Felixstowe tournament the week before.

Nik Ahyaee, who plays at the Cambridge Club took the 8 and under title beating fellow club player and the vastly improving Yujiro Onuma 10/6, 10/4. Yujiro is definitely a player to look out for in the future,

Aisha Brown continued her impressive progress by taking the girls’ 10 and under green event beating Mimi Bland from Hertfordshire 5/4, 4/0 and again shows great promise for the future.

Marcus Witt from Peterborough reached the boys 10 and under semi final.

In the boys 14 and under final it was an all Cambridgeshire final between third seed Ben Clark, who had knocked out the second seed Jake Munns in the semi final, and Fulbourn’s Tom Hands who had beaten top seed Josh Wilson (Cambs) in the other semi-final. In a very good match which ebbed and flowed it was Ben who eventually came out on top winning 6/3, 7/6. Tom did get some revenge in the boys 18 and under doubles final when he teamed up with Fulbourn team mate Chris Kindred to beat Clark and Josh Wilson 6/3, 7/5 in the final.

In the girls 18 and under final Vicky Nicholas from St Neots lost a close match to Essex’s Georgia Wheatley 6/1, 4/6, 3/6.

Zoe Douglas from Papworth followed on from her doubles success at Wimbledon to win both the 14 and under doubles with Holly Horfall and then the 18 and under doubles with Alice Taylor.

Overall it was a good week for the locals and many of these will be in action at the County Closed this week at Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre.



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