Academy players are celebrating a double doubles
success after capturing both of the pairs titles at an international tournament in
Teenage tennis players from the academy, based at the
won both the boys¹ doubles and the girls¹ doubles titles at the
International Junior Championship.
Seventeen-year-old Scott Clayton and 16-year-old
David Fox were unseeded for
the tournament but ran out comprehensive 6-1, 6-1 winners over Kenya¹s
Ismael Ruwa and Poland¹s Julian Turosienski, who were seeded four, in the
Seventeen-year-old Alicia Barnett and 15-year-old Brigit Folland were also
unseeded for the women¹s doubles but saw off three seeds Nikita Dawda
6-4, 6-4 over Kasandra Kozub (
Barry Scollo, director of the
Academy, said: I'm really
pleased for both pairs this will help their rankings for bigger events later
in the year and build their experience on the doubles court.
³Doubles is not always a high priority with junior tennis but vital for
learning certain skills that develop well rounded players, I hope they can
do the same at their next tournament in Nairobi.²
It is the latest success for TeamBath Tennis Academy players following
Andrew Willis¹ singles triumph in the recent Aegon British Tour on his home
courts at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Another Academy
player, Sam Murray, was runner-up in the women¹s competition.
Academy is one of the LTA¹s four International High
Performance Centre¹s and is based at the University of Bath Sports Training
Village. It offers a complete range of tennis from mini tennis for kids,
recreational tennis through to performance tennis.
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