Niall wins in Finland
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Niall Pickerd-Barua continued his great season with victory in the boys’ under-14 competition at the Cinia Next Gen Tour in the Tennis Europe Juniors tour.
Niall, seeded four, lifted the silverware at Nastola in Finland following a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 over home player Hugo Eggert in the final, the second set being the only one he dropped in the whole tournament.
A successful week also saw Niall and partner Sam Fussell reach the final of the boys’ doubles competition. The duo, seeded two, lost out to top seeds Kaspar Jaani and Eril Valeinis 6-3, 6-7 (2), 4-10 in an exciting final.
“This victory for Niall is another excellent achievement. It is great that Niall has now won his first under-14 Tennis Europe singles tournament having come close a few times earlier this year. Llongyfarchiadau Niall.”