From left to right Gabe, Luke, Max, Henry, Brad and Nathan with organiser Josh in the background.
Friday evening saw six 14 & 15 year olds compete in the Wilson Tie Break 10’s competition. There were two groups of three players with the winners of each group contesting the final and the runners up competing for 3rd/4th and the third place finishers contesting for 5th/6th.
We witnessed some tremendous tennis with the standard really high. Nathan Little from Knaresborough beat Luke to secure fifth place whilst Gabriel Mead just got the better of Max Svenson to take bronze. The final proved the most competitive and closest finish of the evening with the match going down to the wire. Henry Brown took on Bradley Triffitt and what an epic it turned out to be. Triffitt took the opener 10-7 before Brown levelled with a 10-6 success. Bradley looked poised for victory when holding a 9-7 lead in the final set before a tremendous comeback saw Henry home 10-9 to clinch the title in front of an appreciate crowd. Henry now qualifies to play at the National Tennis Centre in London hosted by Kyle Edmund but before then is back on court Saturday to face Josh Bayliss in the quarter final of the Men’s singles in the Wetherby event.
A big thanks to Josh Bayliss for organising and the players and parents who supported. The future looks promising judged on the quality we witnessed tonight for sure.
Congratulations to Henry and Bradley for a well fought final with some superb tennis on show.