Tennis Scotland staged tournaments

Monday, July 16, 2018

Week 2 of one of the busiest periods in Tennis Scotland's calendar of staged events concluded on Saturday with finals being played at Edinburgh and at Houston.

Scotland's James MacKinlay remained unbeaten as the ITF 18 & Under Junior International ended at the Thistle club in Edinburgh. The 17 year old second seed, now training at the University of Bath, took the singles title with a 6-4 6-4 win over France's Max Westphal. MacKinlay then partnered Aberdeen's Ross Martin to a 6-4 1-6 [10-8] victory over the English pairing of Alexander Knox-Jones and Matthew Rutter.

Hertfordshire's Mimi Bland won the double in the girls' events. The 17 year old beat Sofia Johnson from Kent, 6-3 6-2 in the singles final and, partnered by Eve Daniels, took the doubles title with a 6-3 6-1 win over Natalya Ogunwale and Eva Shaw.

Yorkshire's Gabriella Lindley and Samuel Reeve from Cheshire took the singles titles in the Tennis Europe 14 & Under event held at the Craiglockhart Sports Centre, Edinburgh.

The two age groups provide international competition on home soil for the most promising Scottish junior players many of whom took advantage of the opportunity to achieve good wins against top class opposition.

The 2018 Scottish Junior Closed Championships concluded at the Strathgryffe Tennis & Squash Club in Houston, Renfrewshire on Saturday with the final rounds of the 14 and 18 & Under events being played along with the 8 & Under red ball competition.

Once again, the Strathgryffe club acted as perfect hosts to the 200 entries received from players of all junior age groups with a Scottish play county. Honours were spread around players from all 4 Scottish counties – North, South, East and West.

Tennis Scotland thanks all players for a feast of tennis over the past two weeks and thanks all parents, officials and club volunteers for their support to ensure great experiences for Scotland's junior players and those players from abroad.


Edinburgh Junior International

Scottish Junior Closed


James MacKinlay and Ross Martin

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