Junior Summer success stories
In August, Dukes Meadows player Ranah Stoiber was crowned 12U national doubles champion with her partner Given Roach. It was a fantastic week for them as they won without dropping a set. Ranah also reached the quarter finals in the singles event losing out in a hard fought match over two very close sets. Being a year younger than most of the draw it was great to see that Ranah was able to compete at that level. Hopefully Ranah can push on to a successful autumn / winter series and on into 2018.
We also had successes elsewhere with Alessandra Ruggieri being 18U national runner-up in the singles event. This is a fantastic achievement for Alessandra who is at years younger lost out in a very tough final. In reaching the final she had comprehensive wins without dropping a set. Seeded at no 4 reaching the final exceeded her expectation’s. Alessandra also competed in the 16U singles and 18U doubles losing 2nd round and in the semi-finals respectively. We wish Alessandra more success for the remaining tournaments this year.
Charlotte Navin-Weinstein made 2 semi-finals in Kenya and Cyprus in her first year of playing ITF tournaments and Benjamin Heynold made his first final in Finland ITF Grade 5. Thomas Lefranc and Sophie Bekker were selected to represent Middlesex in the county cup team.
- Serena Manca – Leverstock Green/Sundridge.
- Sophie Bekker – Gerrards Cross.
- Alex Jhun – British Tour Cumberland.
- Georgiy Lesyuk – Reigate Open
- Thomas Lefranc – Westway, Windsor, Gosling, Woodford Wells
- Alessandra Ruggieri – Bath
- Finbar McGarvey – Jersey
- Gianluca Berto – Raynes Park
- Nathan McGarvey – Jersey
- Ranah Stoiber – Bath
Dukes Meadows Grade 3 Tournament: 16/07/17 – 22/07/17
Dukes Meadows once again hosted a Grade 3 tournament and like last year it was a huge success. There was a very high level throughout the week and so many children competing and playing with great spirit. To run a tournament of this magnitude, we thank referee Philip Latham for running the event and to the Dukes Meadows tennis office staff for making the tournament run smoothly. Dukes Meadows had 2 champions in Zak Radziwillowicz (12U boys singles) and Alfie Heiberg and Florien Hagmann (men’s doubles).