Perran Tennis Hosts Road to Wimbledon
The second event of the new season saw the junior players of Perran take to the grass courts in their quest to play on the hallowed turf of SW19
In the photograph left to right Sophie Mocke (Girls U12 winner), Martha Marney (Girls U14 winner), Sebastian Bartlett (Boys U12 winner) and Matthew Walker (Boys U14 winner).
As part of a national competition this first round at club level attracted a good field both in the girl’s section and the boys. Underpinning the Under 14’s Perran Tennis ran an Under 12 competition and an orange ball novices event.
The novices fought a closely contested section. Daniel Bradley was placed third whilst the eventual winner Rueben Banks pipped Luke Harris by just a single point. Luke having accumulated 39 points, whilst Rueben took the title with 40 points. Chairman Peter Lampier presented the boys with their medals.
The Under 12’s produced some fine play. New member Sophie Mocke took top spot for girls with Catherine Trennery coming second. In the boys, final Sebastian Bartlett defeated Joe Baker by 3 games to 1.
In the main event, fierce competition took place both in the boy’s section and the girls section. The third and fourth playoffs saw Maddison Pippin defeat Keara Mocke and Ben Simpson defeat Ben Bradley. In the boy’s final Matthew Walker came out on top in defeating Morgan Stephens (3.1). The girl’s final went to a tie-break which Martha Marney eventually won overcoming the defiant Georgie Luscombe.
Road to Wimbledon wrist bands were handed out to all Under 12 and Under 14 competitors. The Under 14 entrants received Road to Wimbledon certificates. Third and fourth placed competitors received prizes, whilst the winners and runners-up received medals and prizes. These were distributed by club president Dave Pell and Chairman Peter Lampier.
We wish Matthew and Martha every success when they compete in the County finals here at Perran Tennis on Sunday 16th July. The winners of the county event will travel to Wimbledon to play on the grass!