Batchwood Tennis Academy star Oliver Tarvet was crowned National Champion at the prestigious Nike 12U Winter National Tour Finals over three days of competition at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton at the weekend.
In the final he met in form Louis Davey of Cornwall who started solidly to build an unassailable 5-1 lead and ultimately the first set 6-3 after a mini fight back from Oliver. This galvanised Oliver to come out all guns blazing in the second set and the start of a magnificent fight back from the St Alban’s boy with a noticeable increase in intensity and focus. This added aggression paid dividends with the score delicately balanced at 5-4 when Oliver broke Louis’s serve to steal the second set 6-4. With the spring back in his step Oliver dominated the third and deciding set to take the Title 3-6 6-4 6-1.
On the way to the final Oliver despatched Durham boy Harry Cookson 6-0 6-0 in the first match in the round of 16 on Friday.
On day two second seed Harry Lazell from Warwickshire was a notable scalp in the quarter final 6-4 6-2, followed by a top performance against third seed Roan Jones from Shropshire 6-4 6-1 in the semi.
Head Coach Jon Meredith commented, " Oliver is reaping rewards from his excellent work ethic and commitment to improving his game. He has fantastic fighting spirit and is a very smart match player. His next stage is to develop weapons on top of this excellent base."
Congratulations to Oliver from everyone at Herts Tennis.