Watch a video interview with Harriet Dart after she has claimed the Aegon British Tour Masters title.
Harriet Dart and Josh Goodall have been crowned Aegon British Tour Masters Champions 2012 at Nottingham Tennis Centre on Sunday.
The women’s final between 16 year-old Harriet Dart and 15 year-old Freya Christie was the youngest combined age of any finalists in its history.
Second seed Dart, who was runner-up to Sam Murray in 2011, got off to a flying start establishing a 3-0 lead and went on to win the first set 6-2 in 30 minutes. Unseeded Christie, playing on her home courts, found herself an early break down in the second, but after winning a marathon seventh game got herself to within one game of her opponent, only for Dart to serve out to love to capture the title and £2,000 first prize 6-2, 6-4.
Josh Goodall by James Jordan Photography
The men’s final saw the power of Josh Goodall, against the dexterity of Nick Rosenzweig. The French national, who has lived in Scotland for most of his life, equally plays left and right handed including serving with both. An early break of the Rosenzweig serve in the third game was enough for Goodall to capture the first set 6-4 and despite some gallant defending from the Frenchmen, the British number four's aggressive play paid off to win the title 6-4, 6-2.
After the match Goodall said: “It’s obviously very pleasing to win the title and prize money here this week. It’s a great end to the year, ahead of a training block to get ready for 2013.”
The Aegon British Tour now looks ahead to the first event of 2013 at Graves Tennis Centre, 29 December – 4 January, which is now open for entry.
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Aegon British Tour Masters Winner Josh Goodall interviewed after claiming the title