There were notable successes for Scottish Juniors last week.
Singles and Doubles titles for Jacob and Connor
Congratulations to Jacob Fearnley and Connor Thomson as the pair won silverware at the ITF junior event in Poland.
Jacob won the singles event, having gone the week not dropping a single set. The 5th seed won the final beating Polish player Mikolaj Lorens 6-4 6-4 in the final.
To top of a great week for Jacob, he then partnered up with fellow Scot Connor Thomson, who has been in brilliant form over the summer, to take home the doubles title 3-6, 7-5 [10-5] against the single's runner up Lorens and his partner Dawid Taczala.
The pair teamed up earlier in the summer to win the Doubles title at the Nike Junior International in Bournemouth and now head to the Nike Junior National Tennis Championships in Nottingham looking to keep up this brilliant form.
Road to Wimbledon Finalists
13 Scottish junior players featured at the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 2017 finals last week. The HSBC Road to Wimbledon is the biggest junior tournament in British tennis, with the finals taking place on the world famous grass courts at Wimbledon.
9 Scottish players featured in the County level finals
- Rory La Trobe (Scotland East)*
- Lewis Mackintosh (Scotland East)*
- Russel Dickson (Scotland West)*
- Callum Semple (Scotland South)*
- Cameron Fryer (Scotland North)
- Ailish MacKenzie (Scotland East)
- Julia Smith (Scotland West)*
- Robyn Harvey (Scotland South)*
- Annemiek Sterk (Scotland North)*
*Progressed to main Single's draw
Of the 9 players, 7 progressed through to the singles main draw, with Julia reaching the semi-finals. In the doubles draw, Rory and Lewis, both from Dunfermline Tennis Club came agonisingly close to winning the boys final. Having trailed 2-6 in the 3rd set tie break, the pair did remarkably well to bring the scores level to 8-8 before eventually losing 8-10. In the girls draw Ailish and her partner from Yorkshire, and Julia and her partner from Lincolnshire reached the semi-finals stage.
4 Scottish players featured in the Regional level finals
- Samuel Macleod (West Scotland)*
- Gregor Stott (West Scotland)*
- Jamie Connel (North Scotland)
- Lucia Rizza (East Scotland)
*Progressed to main Single's draw
Sam and Gregor made it through to the singles main draw however unfortunately they both met one of the top two seeds in the first round.
All players performed incredibly well to reach this stage of the competition and hopefully enjoyed their experience of playing at Wimbledon.
View all the results for the Road to Wimbledon Finals here
Pictured: Rory La Trobe and Lewis MacKintosh with Tim Henman
9U County Cup
The North of Scotland team took the spoils at the Regional 9U Mixed County Cup competition at the weekend in Glasgow. Teams from North, East, South and West Scotland all met up at Scotstoun Indoor Tennis Centre to take part in the round robin tournament. There was some fabulous tennis on display throughout the day, with the North of Scotland coming out on top, winning all 3 of their matches and only losing 4 rubbers throughout the competition.
Congratulations to the North of Scotland team:
- Ollie Anderson
- Freddie Mailer
- Daniel Tibbetts
- Kelsey Benjamin
- Freya Cooper
- Amy Hudson
- Abigail Storey
A huge well done to all the competitors involved. You can view the full results of the 9U County Cup here
Pictured: The winning North of Scotland Team