Niall Wins second GB National Championship
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Niall Pickerd-Barua was crowned boys’ under-14s National Champion after beating Eric Lorimer in the final of the Lexus Junior National Championships in Nottingham.
Niall, seeded 7, won through in straight sets against fifth seed Lorimer, securing a 6-3, 6-1 success to lift the trophy. His victory marked his second successive title, after he won the boys’ under-12 event in 2022.
Niall was delighted with the victory. He said: "I am so happy to have been able to defend my title of ‘British National Champion’- this time in my first year of the 14U age group. I think I played well without dropping a set throughout the tournament, especially in the final.”
Tennis Wales Head of Performance Chris Lewis said: “This is a superb achievement by Niall. To see him take the silverware last year at the under-12 event was amazing. To step up into a higher age group where he is among the younger players and to win shows what a strong player Niall is. Llongyfarchiadau Niall, everyone in Wales is extremely proud.”