Mackintosh junior tennis players enjoyed some success in local tennis competitions over the Easter holidays.
Ben Voss had an extremely busy schedule playing in a total of 4 competitions. Ben started off in the Grade 4 Cardiff Met Easter Open losing narrowly to Harri Lloyd-Evans 5-4(5) 1-4 0-1(5) (who he had never previously won a set off). Ben then went on to beat Rory Jones and Rohit Krishnan to win the consolation draw. Ben then played in the Grade 5 Connected Clubs Easter Open in Glyneath, after comfortably beating Samuel Lynn in the first round Ben came up against top seed Jack Ryan playing amazingly to win 5-3 4-2. In the final, Ben came up against James Symons-Hicks winning 4-1 4-1 to win the title. Ben followed this up playing in the Grade 5 14&U Black Dog competition in Whitchurch again reaching the final with wins over Cai Morton-Smith and Gregory Colwell-Hector, before losing out to Jack Ryan 2-4 1-4. To finish off a busy Easter Ben played in the Grade 4 Penarth Windsor Open. In an extremely high quality field Ben had a good win in the 1st round against Jack Rees 5-3 4-2, however Ben came up against top seed Alex Hamer in the Quarter-Finals. Despite the loss Ben was delighted with his achievements during the Easter break and as a result has moved up to a 7.1 rating – Congratulations Ben
Ali Alkamil and Ieuan Burridge-Bryant also played in the 16&U singles at the Penarth Windsor Open. Ali played really well to beat Ewan Andrews 4-1 4-0 before a fantastic win against top seed Odran Hobbs in the Quarter-Finals (4-2 4-1). In the Semi-Finals Ali played Henry Muxworthy in an extremely close match Ali lost out 10-8 in the third set tie-break. Ieuan got off to a slow start losing his first round against Harley Stephens 1-4 1-4, however began to play much better in the consolation draw beating Thomas Butler-Sainsbury 4-5 4-1 1-0(3) before losing a close match to Amman Huffer in the final of the consolation draw 5-4 4-1 – well done Ali and Ieuan, keep training hard and I’m sure you can both go a step further next time.
Finally, a huge well done to Jasmine Burridge-Bryant who played in her first Grade 4 competition in the Penarth Windsor Open. Jas played a fantastic first match and was so unlucky to lose 10-8 in the third set tie-break in a match that could have gone either way – fantastic effort Jas, great to gain more experience at playing matches.
We have a busy Summer of matches for our junior teams, with the season kicking off this weekend with our 16&U boys team playing away v Crickhowell. Good luck to all players representing our teams this Summer.
Watch this space for results and updates from matches throughout the season.