The Caesarean LTC's BNP Paribas 14 & Under Boys Team travelled to France on Saturday 10th September to play their annual match against the Grainville Tennis Centre.
The Caesarean team, led by coach Ian Morgan, saw fine performances from Stuart Parker, Casper Perry and Jake Evans who each had two singles victories in the fifty minute matches.
After a slow start, having just come off the boat, Caesarean went 1-5 down after the first round of matches. The boys dug deep and narrowed the gap in the second round, followed this with a third round win to bring the score back 10-8 to the French boys with the three doubles to play. Connor Bree and Jake Evans won their doubles and the trophy was insight!
In their doubles Massimo Furness and Casper Perry, launched a comeback from 2-5 down to force a tie-break, but despite having two match points and fighting right to the end they lost the tie break 8-10. Simon Johnson and Parker lost the top doubles match against the undefeated Correge brothers, Guillaume and Thibault, to leave the French team retaining the Claightny Trophy 12-9.
Thanks go to the Granville club for making the team so welcome and to BNP Paribas for their continued support of the Caesarean Junior Programme
Stuart Parker lost Thibault Correge 3-6, beat Lillian Hurteau 12-1, beat Maxence Auguste 15-1
Simon Johnson lost Guillaume Correge 2-5, lost T.Correge 3-9, beat Hurteau 11-6
Connor Bree lost Hurteau 2-5, lost Auguste 2-11, lost G.Correge 1-12
Massimo Furness lost Auguste 3-9, lost Victor Goffroy 0-6, beat Raphael Riboulet 9-3
Jake Evans lost Goffroy 2-9, beat Riboulet 12-3, beat Arthur Godefroy 15-4
Casper Perry beat Riboulet 8-3, beat Godefroy 7-3, lost Goffroy 5-9
Johnson/Parker lost G.Correge & T.Correge 3-6
Furness/Perry lost Auguste & Hurteau 6-7(8)
Bree/Evans beat Goffroy & Riboulet 6-2
Report by Ian Morgan