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High standards at open tournament
7:23am Monday 7th July 2008 in Tennis news
Braintree Lawn Tennis Club held their Junior Open singles tournament.
The event, a grade six tournament supported by the Lawn Tennis Association, attracted entrants from a wide area of Essex, along with six other counties.
The boys' events were all well-supported but the girls' competition had a much-reduced entry, so they had to be all played in one event.
Play in all events was at a high standard and, in contrast to last year, it was played in sunshine throughout.
For some players it was their first experience of grass court play and, for a few, their first tournament.
Rating points were available for all matches, as the format used was three sets in all matches.
Individual trophies were presented by Braintree Lawn Tennis Club president Philip Welch.
The club have thanked all who helped with the tournament, which was sponsored by Essex Tennis Courts Ltd of Maldon.
Results (winner, followed by runner-up): Boys 18 and under final: Adam Paterson (Hockley), Omar Anwar (Radlett). Semi-finals: Adam Paterson v Devon Moore; Omar Anwar v Daniel Neal. Boys 16 and under final: Nick Hilder (Westcliffe Lawn), Matthew Grover (David Lloyd Basildon). Semi-finals: Nick Hilder v Alec Rose, Oliver Munro v Matthew Grover. Girls 16 and under final: Gemma Holly (Billericay), Lydia Seleska (Braintree). Boys 14 and under final: O Geddes Smith (David Lloyd Basildon), Matthew Grover (David Lloyd Basildon). Semi-finals: S Gedd' Smith v O Gedd' Smith; Matthew Grover v Sam Bushell.