Team Wales battle to 14U Home Nations title in Corby
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Team Wales travelled to Corby over the weekend to defend their Junior Home Nations title, eventually missing out on the overall title to England.
Competing in the annual team event against England, Ireland and Scotland, the Welsh team competed brilliantly, successfully winning the 14U category with Scotland taking the 12U title and England the 18U title, and overall Home Nations crown for 2021.
12U Title; Scotland
14U Title; Wales
18U Title; England
Overall winner; England
In a revised format to the usual, the countries played each other across all age-groups on the same day. This schedule led to a fantastic atmosphere with all players providing support to their team members.The teams included:
U18 – Wil Jenkins, Hugo Cochlin, Rufus Plane, Mimi Xu, Jemimah Choi and Alicia Loosemore. Captain: Chris Lewis
U14 – Felix Bocklemann-Evans, Oliver Page, Abby Kelliher, Gracie Hurley and Elizabeth Evans. Captain: Becca Strelzyn
U12 – Niall Pickerd-Barua, Rundong Kevin Huang, Evan Lendrum, Awen Gwilyn-Davies and Isabella Lieve-Morgan. Captain: Luke Simeone.
Chris Lewis, Head of Performance commented:
“It was a brilliant experience for the players involved in this year’s event with a team event as ever providing so much more atmosphere and memorable moments than individual events sometimes do. With the event not taking place in 2020 and Tennis Wales not having overseen a tournament trip in two years, this event was a long time coming and you could see how excited the players and coaches were to be a part of it. A special thanks goes to Luke Simeone and Becca Strelzyn for their excellent captaincy over the course of the weekend and to all the players who represented Wales superbly”.
The 2022 Junior Home Nations will be hosted in Scotland.
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