Congratulations to Leigh Sargeant who won the Winter County Tournament at the Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre on Sunday 8 March 2009. Leigh started really well dominating his first opponent from the start to win 4-0, 4-2.
In the second match Leigh came up against Number 2 seed and higher rated local player, Toby Churchill. From Toby’s reputation Leigh knew that this would be a tough match. A cautious start from both players, saw Leigh successfully put the nerves behind him, pull ahead and take the first set 4-0. The second set was more challenging for Leigh but he focused on his own game and didn’t allow Toby the chance to comeback and took the second set 4-2, securing a place in the final against fellow Kent player, Alex Batchelor.
In the final both boys showed a strong will to win. However, Leigh was confident from his previous wins and stamped his authority on the match, winning in straight sets, 4-2, 4-2.
Leigh was really pleased with this result and is looking forward to the rest of the year.