Brielle enjoys her Bath time

COMPETE TENNIS player Brielle Koulen reached the last 16 of the Aegeon Winter Grand Prix under-16 girls singles held at Bath last week, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

COMPETE TENNIS player Brielle Koulen reached the last 16 of the Aegeon Winter Grand Prix under-16 girls' singles held at Bath last week.

The 14-year-old, who trains at Redbridge Sports Centre was knocked out by Caitlin Hindmarsh 6-3, 6-3, who went on to lose to the winner Tiffany William.

Brielle impressed once more, as she defeated a higher-ranked player in Ffion Davies (6-3, 6-3).


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Fellow Compete member Marie Ba didn't make it past qualifying as she lost to Helen Clements and Grace Dixon.

Meanwhile, at the Woodford Wells Junior Open, Compete member Marshall Tutu was in inspired form, winning both the under-18 and under-21 events.

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He defeated Joe Hall in the under-21 tournament, before beating Omari Whyne in the under-18 event.

Compete boasted all four semi-finalists in both competitions, with Joe Woolerton and Frankie Langan in the under-21s, while Hall and Woolerton made the last four in the under-18s.

Dagenham player Brooke Newnes won the under-14 girls' event, while Compete had three out of four semi-finalists in the under-14 boys' tournament, with eventual winer Jared Linzell, Ben Miller and Oliver Bickley impressing.

Lewis Thompson from South Woodford made the final in the under-16 boys', while Dagenham's Shannon Newnes was runner-up in the under-16 girls' and semi-finalist in the under-18 event.

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