Scotland’s Four Nations team was disappointed to finish in last place as the 2018 Championships concluded at the CIYMS Tennis Club in Belfast on Sunday.
Despite some strong individual performances from many of Scotland’s players, match wins in all three age categories – 12U, 14U and 18U - were hard to achieve. Scotland’s only match win came from the 18U team which ended the competition on a high note on the final day with a hard-fought 4-2 win over hosts Ireland to take third position in its group.
The three age group championships were shared between England [12U], Ireland [14U] and Wales [18U] with Wales taking the overall title with 10 points. England finished as runners-up with 9 points followed by the Irish team which finished third with 7 points.
Top individual performance by a Scottish player came from Matthew Rankin in the 14 & Under age group with 4 rubber wins out of 6 over the three days of competition.
Whilst the Tennis Scotland performance team of national coach Colin Fleming and pathway coach Ellinore Lightbody were disappointed with the overall final result, both were heartened by some of the individual accomplishments and attitude of many of the players.
Full results can be found at Four Nations’ Junior Championships
12U Liam O’Brien; Alexander English; Rosie Woodward; Riley Thomson; Ellinore Lightbody [Captain]
14U Matthew Rankin; Ben Hudson; Kiera Wintle; Heather Barlow; Steven Birrell [Captain]
18u James Mackinlay; Ross Martin; Milly Wood; Mathilde Sreeves; Colin Fleming [Captain]