Tennis Round-Up | W/e 06.08/17

Monday, August 07, 2017

There were notable successes for Scottish Juniors over the last week.

British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships titles for Scottish duo

The future of wheelchair tennis in Scotland is looking bright. With Gordon Reid at the top of the sport, Scotland has another two players who are playing at the top of their game.

Ruiari Logan retained his British Open boys singles title with a 4-0, 4-0 win against Northern Ireland’s Ross Gourley in the final. He then added the British Open junior mixed doubles title to his collection when he teamed up with fellow Scottish youngster Ellie Robertson, winning 4-0 4-0.

It has been a very busy week for Ruiari who also competed in the main draw and won his first senior match in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) against Pakistan’s Asif Abbasi. He then lost out to current French Open and Wimbledon Doubles champion, Alfie Hewett in straight sets. This is a fantastic achievement for Ruiari who at only 15 has an exciting career ahead of him.

Alfie Hewett commented on Ruairi’s performance saying “I definitely think it was the kind of match that Ruiari can use to measure where he’s at in his game. He played some really good points and has got a bright future.”

Well done Ruiari and Ellie!

Scots inspire qualification in the 2017 European Summer Cup

Elsewhere, Scottish National Coach, Colin Fleming captained the Great Britain Boys Under 18 team on their qualification to the finals of the 2017 European Summer Cup. The team which features Scottish junior Aidan McHugh qualified from Group B after 2-1 wins against Bulgaria and Belgium.

The team will now played Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal or Russia in the Quarter Finals which take place this week between the 7-9 August.

Results from Boys 18 Qualification at European Summer Cup 2017

Follow their progress for the final here

 
 

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