18 Appeti Tennis players headed up The Bromley Tennis Centre Spring Tournament last week, a Grade 3 Regional tournament. With players ranging from Ashleigh in the 8U draw and Ollie and Mia competing in the 18U draw. It was going to be a busy week.
The week started with the 12U and 16U Boys and Girls draw and saw Appeti Tennis School players Seb, Ciaran, Ollie, Marta, Toby, Amelia, Mia and Ulrich all competing, there was a constant flow of matches on and off court and kept coaches Eb, Tim and Faye on their toes.
In between running to matches it was lovely to bump into former Appeti Tennis player and pupil James Davis. James was with us from the age of 4 - 14 and is just about to go to The University of Oklahoma.
In the Boys 12U Toby Froud gave the performance of the week to reach his first Grade 3 Final, beating the Number 2 seed, Ben Roberts 6-4, 6-3 along the way. Toby fought hard in the Final against Hugo Coquelin and despite a valiant effort lost 1-6, 2-6.
Amelia Monteith made it through to the Girls 12U Quarter Finals. This was a great warm up for Amelia who travelled down to Bath for a Grade 2 tournament. Amelia, who has worked incredibly hard over the last two terms made it through two rounds of qualifying in Bath to reach the main draw.
Mia put in a very confident performance in the Girls 16U draw despite being unseeded, making it to the Final without dropping a set. Her form continued in the Final and Mia won the draw against Abisola Pitan 6-2, 6-4.
Over in the Boys 16U draw Ollie came runner up in a very close Final losing against Jorge Beltrao 6-7, 4-6. However, Ollie did grab the 16U Boys Doubles title later that day.
It was also great to have coach Dominic along for the Finals and he was really impressed with the all round performances of the players. He is looking forward to getting stuck back in next term with more coaching.
The 14U and 18U Boys and Girls draw started on Thursday and again the schedule was full up with matches. Ollie and Mia both made it to the Quarter Finals of their respective draws. Ollie draw losing to Kristofer Johnson 2-6, 2-6 and Mia losing to Number 4 seed India Ampaw in one of the matches of the week! Mia made a huge comeback to win the second set in a tie break eventually losing 2-6, 7-6, 2-6.
In the 14U Boys draw Ciaran Brewer put up a huge fight against the Number 5 seed, Issac Jochim. After losing a close first set 4-6, Ciaran used all his determination to win the second set 6-4. The third set tie break saw the boys pushing each other all the way with Issac nudging ahead to take the match. Well done to Ciaran who really put in a break through performance this week.
On Saturday Ashleigh, Stuart, Micheal and Jake headed up to Bromley to compete in the Girls and Boys 8U draw. Ashleigh kept an excellent attitude as usual to battle through the consolation draw to come runner up and getting a brilliant trophy! Very well done Ashleigh!
In the Boys 8U Stuart, Micheal and Jake got loads of matches and performed really well.
Congratulations to Ciaran and Toby who won the 14U consolation doubles final against Tommy Harrison and Joshua Ward 2-4, 4-2, 10-8. They were 7-4 down in third set tie break so the win was even better!
In the 18U Girls Doubles Mia and Marta also reached the consolation final where they beat Elena Holland and Anna King 4-2, 4-2.
Ollie got through to the Boys 18U Main Draw Doubles final with partner Oscar Brown but was unable to repeat his win in the 16’s losing a close final to Thomas Andrews and Ben Robinson 3-5, 4-1, 10-5.
There were also some great performances from Appeti Tennis players elsewhere. Kai faced some tough matches but kept positive and showed some great progress at Parklangley.
A number of players went to compete in the Deal ITC Spring Tournament. John Mark played some of best tennis to date there and Ryan got through to the 10U Boys consolation final and congratulations to Charlie Clements who won the Boys 10U Draw against Joshua Robinson.