Mighty Marshall shows potential

HAINAULT tennis player Marshall Tutu reached the last 16 of the Sunderland Junior Open under-18 tournament last week. The 17-year-old, who trains at Compete Tennis in Redbridge Sports Centre, was eventually knocked out by number one seed Gavin Davison 7-

HAINAULT tennis player Marshall Tutu reached the last 16 of the Sunderland Junior Open under-18 tournament last week.

The 17-year-old, who trains at Compete Tennis in Redbridge Sports Centre, was eventually knocked out by number one seed Gavin Davison 7-6 in the deciding set.

The teena-ger now plays in the Wood-ford Wells Grade Three tournament this week, where he is seeded one in the under-18s and under-21s.

Fellow Co-mpete member David Wright was beaten in the first round of the main draw, but responded to put in some good displays in the consolation event.

Omari Whyne was also in action, but lost out in the qualifying stages, as did 14-year-old Brielle Koulen in the girls' category, although she was playing four years above her age group.

Omari is also playing in the Woodford Wells tournament, while Koulen travels to Bath for the under-16 Junior Open where she enters the main draw.

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In the under-14 category event at the Bath Junior Open, Marie Ba won her first round of the main draw, before she was edged out in a tight clash by number two seed Harriet Dart.

She will now take part in the qualifying stages for the under-16 event.

Oliver Bickley also reached the last 16 in the boys' category, before losing to Peter Ashley, while Jared Linzell and Sian Green both lost in the first round of main draw.

Meanwhile, Compete members Joe Woolerton, Joe Hall, Joe Rees, Frankie Langan, Ben Miller, Shannon Newnes and Brooke Newnes are all in action in the Woodford Wells event this week.

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