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As at end of April 2018

April saw a number of excellent achievements from Welsh players all over the UK and overseas, these included:

Evan Hoyt reached the Semi-Final of a Men’s Futures event in Egypt.  Evan also won the doubles that same week making it the most successful week for him since his return from injury.  Evan is due to compete at the Penarth Tier 1 British Tour in May.

Mimi Xu won the singles and doubles at the prestigious Tennis Europe event in Bressuire, France.  Mimi won a clean sweep of the U11 titles and should be extremely proud of herself for such a fantastic international success.  Viktor Frydrych reached the SF of the U12 boys event at the same tournament and also reached the final of the doubles.  Well done to both players.

Joe White reached the final of an ITF junior event in Israel.  This was Joe’s first ever ITF final!  He was able to back it up with a QF the following week and is currently competing in the ITF event in Nottingham where he has won his 1st round match.

Morgan Cross reached the QF of three separate ITF junior events in April in Tunisia, Tunisia and Nottingham.  She showed during this period that she is consistently winning matches at this level.  Morgan also picked up her 6th junior international doubles title by winning one of the events in Tunisia.

Hugo Cochlin has been competing all over Europe on the Tennis Europe U14 circuit and has now moved his ranking into the top 80.  Hugo qualified and reached the 2nd round of the category one event in Maia, Portugal plus the SF of the doubles and then reached the final of the singles and doubles at the category three event in Nottingham.  Well done Hugo.

Well done to Elinor Beazley, Megan Davies and Finn Murgett who have all been winning main draw matches on the ITF junior circuit in singles and doubles in April and improving their international rankings accordingly.  Aditi Chezhian and Nicole Kells have also improved their U14 Tennis Europe rankings in the same period.

Danny Flynn reached the Semi Final of the U16 Boys Singles at both of the Easter grade 2 domestic events in Sutton and Nottingham.  Danny showed a consistently high level of tennis over the two week period.  A great effort.

The first Team Wales trip ran successfully to the domestic and international events in Nottingham earlier this month led by Team Wales Manger, Chris Lewis.  The team had a great time both on and off the court.  A full report on this trip can be found above.

As at end of March 2018

Congratulations to Viktor Frydrych who on the back of finishing 3rd with the U12 GB Winter Cup Team, made the Semi-Finals of the prestigious U12 International event in Auray as well as the U12 Winter National Tour Finals at NTC.  It’s been an excellent period of competition for Viktor.

The U12 Winter National Tour Finals featured 3 other Welsh players in addition to Viktor.  Jethro Dela Vega also reached the Semi-Finals, Zac Essenhigh lost in the Quarter-Finals and Elina Pickerd-Barua lost in the first round.  All of the players did really well to qualify for the Finals by finishing in the top 16 players over the three Winter National Tour events.  We were very close to an all-welsh boys final with both of the boys losing out on match tie-breaks!

Megan Davies qualified for the U16 Winter National Tour Finals the month after she had also done so for the U18 age group.  A great effort by Megan to qualify for the finals of both age groups.

Evan Hoyt reached the last 16 two weeks in a row at Futures events in Egypt this month.

Hugo Cochlin competed in the category one Tennis Europe events in Stockholm and Maia.  Hugo qualified and made the last 16 in Stockholm, losing to the eventual winner and has also made a good start in Portugal where he has qualified and won his first round match so far.

Gracie Hurley qualified for the Winter National Tour 10&U Finals and did very well achieving a Top 10 finish.

Wales 9&U team travelled to Ellesmere College to take on Tennis Midlands and Tennis Scotland. Narrowly lost to Scotland by 10 points overall. The match vs Midlands went to the wire with Wales pulling it back to draw (38-38) on the last round of mixed doubles. Team: Alex Farmanbar, Christian Hawkey, Aiden Coopman, Ollie Page, Mali Gilani, Anna Vaughan-Griffiths, Takunda Muzwarvi, Freya Walters, Archie Gray, Jemima Dean, Bronwen Howard-Rees, Charlotte Olley-Madriaga. 

Following this, the team then went on to play their final match of the season against the South West region.  Wales finished thed day with an overall win by 1 point! Well done to the whole team; Oliver Page, Archie Gray, Liam Evans, Niall Pickard-Barua, Jemima Dean, Ann Vaughan-Griffiths, Charlotte Olley-Magriaga and Bronwen Howard-Rees.  Thank you to Emily Watson, Captain and Rob Gaunt, Assistant Captain for your hard work.



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