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Jodie Burrage by James Jordan Photography
Find out which juniors have reached the latter stages of junior ITF and Tennis Europe events around the world.
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The Aegon Junior International Wrexham
The Aegon Junior International Wrexham, a Tennis Europe 14U event, is underway this week at the North Wales Regional Tennis Centre with a number of British juniors in action.
After a strong week, Jodie Burrage has made both the singles & doubles finals. “I’ve had a great week,” said the third seed in the singles draw, “but I have one more day to go and I’ll really need to hold my concentration.” Burrage plays Ema Lazic for the singles title before teaming up with Ellie-Rose Griffiths in the doubles.
In the boys’ singles final Ewan Moore will play seventh seed Luke Hammond. In–form Moore, who has not dropped a set all week said: “I have been concentrating and my serve has been working well.”
Other Britons to reach the latter stages of the tournament have included Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Perrin Lawrence, Holly Thompson and Lauryn John-Baptiste.
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Nike Junior Tour
Jay Clarke has finished as the boys’ singles runner up at the Nike Junior Tour International Finals in Miami, USA. In the final Clarke played Hungarian Mate Valkusz being narrowly defeated in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Other British junior players in action were Jack Draper, Nell Miller, Marcus Walters, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Jazzi Plews.
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GB finish 7th at International University Tennis Masters
Great Britain have finished seventh at the Master U BNP Paribas, the International University Tennis Masters, in France.
The team of six - Scott Whitbread (Loughborough), Joe Gill (Stirling), Matt James (Cardiff Met), Amanda Elliot (Loughborough), Natasha Starling (Bath) and Yvanna Kurlak (Exeter) - represented BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) at the prestigious event in Aix-en-Provence.
Junior player Kiran Dhull has won the final of the 12U girls’ singles consolation at the Little Mo International Tennis Event held in Palm Beach Gardens, Miami from 7-12 December. Dhull also claimed the runner-up spot in the doubles partnering Leonie Kung of Switzerland.
Last Chance Competitions Page available on the LTA website
A ‘Last Chance Competitions’ page has been added to the LTA website. The page is being introduced on a trial basis to help players view competitions that are near to, or have just passed their closing date. The page will be a useful and easy-to-use tool for players who find themselves available to compete at short notice, or who want to contact a competition organiser about the possibility of being a late entry.
The page will be updated with a list of tournaments on Thursday afternoons, and this information will remain on the page until the following Wednesday morning.
Why not take a look now: Last Chance Competitions
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