European Summer Cups - Team GB
Find out which juniors have reached the latter stages of junior ITF and Tennis Europe events around the world.
Sam Butler, Callum Poland-Smith, (ITF Grade 4 Slovenia – Singles) Lily Reynolds (Tennis Europe, Category 2 Germany – Doubles) Daniel Little (Tennis Europe, Category 2 Austria – Singles) Finn Bass, Jack Molloy (Tennis Europe, Category 3 Ireland – Singles & Doubles) Alice Gillan (Tennis Europe, Category 3 Malta – Singles).
A number of Britons are competing at: The Rushbrooke ITF Grade 5, Ireland - View the draws
European Summer Cups
The 16&U Girls’ European Summer Cups, which is also the European qualifying for the Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, is a two stage event which sees teams travel to one of four qualifying zones, each of which hosts up to eight nations. The winner and runner-up from each qualifying zone proceed to the final round.
One of the qualifying stages is taking place between the 1-3 August at the National Tennis Centre, London.
Great Britain, represented by Katie Boulter, Anna Brogan, Harriet Dart and captained by Lucie Ahl, are competing in Zone B (National Tennis Centre) along with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Ukraine for a place in the European Summer Cups Finals between the 6-8 August in Leysin (SUI).
In their opening round GB faced tough opposition in the form of Germany. Katie Boulter took Lea Gasparovic to three sets but was ultimately defeated 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 while Harriet Dart was beaten in straight sets. The doubles was also decided in three, as Harriet Dart & Katie Boulter were overcome 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
On Thursday they face Portugal in the play off for 5th – 7th position.
Also in action is the 16&U boys’ team. In the opening round, the unseeded GB team of Peter Ashley, Alexander Sendegeya and Joshua Sapwell faced third seeds Romania but were defeated 2-1.
Find out more information on the Tennis Europe Website.
Meanwhile the 18&U Great Britain girls and boys are also in action in the qualifying of the 18&U Summer Cups.
The girls' team consisting of Katy Dunne, Pippa Horn and Georgina Sellyn have reached the semi-finals and face the home team, Czech Republic next.
The 18&U boys' team, who are competing in Slovakia, have also reached the semi-finals. Jonny O’Mara, Scott Clayton and Clay Crawford play fourth seeds Ukraine in the last four.
Find out more about the Tennis Europe Summer Cups.
London 2012 Blogs
Day 4 - Getting tasty
The tennis is starting to hot up a bit here at Wimbledon as we enter the last 16 stages in all the events, including a rather tasty looking mixed doubles draw.
The favourites are still going strong in the singles and doubles events as everyone's desire to win a medal is paramount at SW19, with no quarter given by anyone.
This was typified by Jarkko Nieminen who was a game from going out against Britain's Andy Murray earlier but proceeded to dive twice in one rally and throw himself over the barrier into the front row of seats. Nobody can accuse the Finn of not trying giving it his all. He did, unfortunately, lose however.
Read the full blog.
Charlie Chapman for winning through to the quarter-finals at a Tennis Europe Category 3 event this week, beating the 14th Seed from Italy, and then the Italian Davide Cinti who had knocked out the Number 1 seed in the previous round. The match versus Cinti lasted 3 hours in 35 degrees.
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