Following the distribution of the Annual Report last week, highlighting the feats of tennis in Scotland, there have been further successes over the previous few weeks.
Maia Lumsden, 19 from Glasgow won her first pro doubles title on Saturday winning the ITF Hammamet Open in Tunisia with partner Panna Udvardy of Hungary 6-4 5-7 (10-4).
This week Maia is playing in another event in Tunisia looking to add to her doubles title as well as her first singles title she won earlier in the year. Maia is supported by University of Stirling assistant coach, Nick Rosenzweig.
Another success this weekend came from Merchiston Castle School pupil Jacob Fearnley, 15 where he won his first ITF singles at the San Michel International in Malta. The previous week, Jacob won the boys doubles at the Malta ITF U18 World Ranking Tournament with fellow Merchiston Castle pupil Douglas Mackintosh.
Colin Fleming, National Performance Coach commented “It was great to see Jacob continue his form from the World Schools Championships and win his first ITF singles title in Malta. Hopefully this will be the first of many successes for Jacob this year as he climbs the junior world rankings. It was also great to see Jacob and his Merchiston team mate, Douglas Macintosh, win the doubles title the week before.
Congratulations also to Maia on her first professional doubles title to go along with her first singles title earlier this year. Maia has been making good progress since attaching herself to the University of Stirling and long may this continue.”