Tanya tops the tennis tournament

COMPETE TENNIS member Tanya Li was crowned champion of the David Lloyd Basildon under-16 Junior Spring tournament last week. The youngster saw off the challenge of Ellie Wilson, Nicola Judge, Angela Borowski and then Michelle Kogbe 6-4, 6-1 in the final t

COMPETE TENNIS member Tanya Li was crowned champion of the David Lloyd Basildon under-16 Junior Spring tournament last week.

The youngster saw off the challenge of Ellie Wilson, Nicola Judge, Angela Borowski and then Michelle Kogbe 6-4, 6-1 in the final to earn 250 ranking points.

There was further success at the David Lloyd event, as Kane Patience reached the final of the under-14 boys' event, only to lose to Lewis Roskilly.

The Redbridge club were well represented in the under-14 category as Oliver Bickley made the semi-finals, before falling victim to Patience.


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Bickley was also in action in the under-16 event, as he made the quarter-finals before losing to Sam Roy-Chowdhury, Joe Woolerton suffered an early knockout in the under-18 event, but Lewis Thompson reached the quarter-finals in both the under-16 and under-18 competitions.

It has been a busy time for Bickley as he was also in action in the under-14 Grand Prix Masters in Roehampton, but was whitewashed by Joshua Paris in the first round.

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Marie Ba also took part in the girls' tournament of the prestigious trophy, but she went out to Freya Christie in the opening match.

There was further success for Shannon Newnes, as she won the under-16 grade three event in Liverpool and reached the final of the under-18 tournament, before playing for the Essex under-18 team that finished third in Division One of the Aegon under-18 County Cup.

Marshall Tutu also impressed, winning through to the last round of qualifying in the AEGON British Tour event in Corby. He knocked out two higher ranked players in Josh Poullet and Roberto Saraby, before defeat to Lewis Burton.

Meanwhile, Tutu, David Wright, Omari Whyne and Joe Hall were all part of the Essex under-18 team that finished second in Division 2B of the Aegon under-18 County Cup, as Wright and Hall both went unbeaten in singles throughout the competition.

Finally, Tiffany William and Brielle Koulen were part of the Middlesex under-18 team that finished second in Division Two of the Aegon under-18 County Cup.

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