2011 - Devonshire Park Open Tournament 2011

Next stop was Devonshire Park Open Tournament in Eastbourne.This tournament is played on the site of The Aegon International Tournament that takes place in June, so juniors from the Appeti Academy got to compete on the same courts as the likes of Venus and Serena, Na Li, Lleyton Hewitt and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

In the Boys 14U draw James Davis reached the quarter finals struggling through a back injury that eventually meant he had to withdraw from the final of the Boys 12U draw. James is now resting to ensure that he is back on form to compete in the AEGON British Junior National Championships in Bournemouth at the weekend.

Also competing in the 14U draw Dan Gould continued his form by beating 13 seed Joshua Pollard 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in a really great match. Dan went on to lose to eventual winner Logan Burgess Hayes.

The Sargeant brothers, Scott and Leigh played some exciting tennis over the week. Leigh competed in the Mens draw where after easing through the first round, took seventh seed, Oliver Gan (5.2) to a close match. Leigh played extremely well and only lost 4-6, 2-6. Scott, clearly inspired by his brother, had a great run in the Boys 16U Consolation. Scott reached the semi final, beating an 8.2 along the way, only to lose to runner up, Kyle Rossi, in a close match.

In the 9U draw both Ollie Richards and Jo Jo Thomas reached the quarter finals watched by coach Tim Bean.

The girls also had a good week of tennis with Charlotte Hobbs playing some fantastic tennis against third seed Alice Johns in the Girls 16U draw and Evie Robertson reaching the semi final of the Girls 14U Consolation draw.

It was a really enjoyable week at the Devonshire Park Open Tournament and an exciting opportunity to play at such a special venue.

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