British juniors set to take to the courts at Wimbledon

09/07/2021

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Twenty-four of Great Britain’s leading junior players will be taking to the courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club this week as the Junior Wimbledon draws get under way, providing an opportunity for them to compete against the world’s best players.

There are four Junior events at The Championships: Boys' Singles, Girls' Singles, Boys' Doubles and Girls' Doubles. This year, they start with the Boys’ and Girls’ Singles beginning today, and play throughout the second week with finals taking place over Finals weekend.

Junior players come from all over the world to compete in the Junior Championships, with the tournament providing an opportunity for future stars of the sport to develop their game. Players are aged between 14 and 18 and although they don’t receive prize money, they do receive ranking points that count towards their international junior ranking, with the standard of tennis being not far short of the professionals.

Which Brits are in action?

The British challenge this year is headed by LTA Junior Player of the Year Matilda Mutavdzic in the Girls’ Singles, and Jack Pinnington-Jones in the Boys’ event, fresh from him having won the ITF Junior International warm-up event at Roehampton over the weekend. Both players are ranked inside the world top 20 on the ITF junior world ranking. Earlier this year the pair also joined the likes of Emma Raducanu, Jack Draper and Francesca Jones by becoming part of the LTA’s Pro-Scholarship Programme – the LTA’s highest level of support offered to developing players aged between 16 and 24 with the best chance of reaching the ATP/WTA top 100 singles or top 30 doubles.

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Joining Mutavdzic and Pinnington-Jones on the grass courts of SW19 this week will be 22 other young Brits, including five who earned the right to compete after their performances at the 18U and 16U LTA Junior National Championships at Surbiton last month. This year marks the first year of a new initiative introduced by the LTA and the All England Club that has seen the winners and runners up of the 18U nationals, and the winners of the 16U nationals, given wild cards to test themselves against the world’s best at Junior Wimbledon.

The majority of the juniors in action are part of the LTA’s Player Pathway, established as part of a long-term performance strategy introduced in 2018. Several of the players attend the national tennis academies which opened in Loughborough and Stirling in 2019, with others training at one of the network of LTA Regional Player Development Centres across the country.

we want them all to make the most of this experience

Speaking ahead this year’s action getting underway, Ian Yates, Head of the National Performance Pathway at the LTA, said: "Opportunities to compete internationally at a junior level have been particularly impacted over the last year by the coronavirus pandemic, so the chance for Britain’s leading juniors to compete against the world’s best at a major event such as Wimbledon is fantastic.

"While anyone who steps on to a tennis court wants to win, and we hope the British players will do well in both the singles and doubles events this year, at a junior level what is perhaps more important is learning and so this opportunity is invaluable for their development towards becoming professional players in the coming years. It is great to see so many players that are benefitting from the pathway involved, and we want them all to make the most of this experience."

Many of the main draw players competing in the men’s and women's competitions once competed at Junior Wimbledon. However, only eight players have won both the junior singles and the main singles titles, with these including Bjorn Borg (1972), Roger Federer (1998) and Great Britain’s Ann Jones (1956).

More recently, Britain’s young players have done well at The Championships, with Draper reaching the Boys’ Final in 2018, and Raducanu reaching the Girls’ Singles quarter-finals the same year, losing out to eventual winner Iga Swiatek.

Britwatch: Junior Wimbledon 2021

World rankings for players listed below have been updarted to reflect the latest update published by the ITF on 5 July 2021.

 

GIRLS

Kylie Bilchev

Kylie Bilchev

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 142), Girls Doubles

Age: 18

LTA Support: Loughborough University National Tennis Academy

County: Suffolk (Ipswich)

Bilchev finished runner up to Eva Shaw in a close fought 18U final at the LTA Junior National Championships, having not dropped a set en route to the final. That runner-up spot earned the British Junior No.5 a wild card for the junior draw at Wimbledon, and she continued her preparations by beating the World No. 39 to reach the second round of the ITF junior international at Roehampton. Bilchev, who will be  going to Georgia Tech in August, trains under the guidance of Head Coach Nick Cavaday and his team at the National Tennis Academy in Loughborough, joining as part of the inaugural intake in 2019. Before that she was coached by Jeremy Cowley, and first started playing tennis at the age of six when coaches came to her school in Kesgrave looking for talent.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 vs. Bianca Behulova (Slovakia, age 18, world #32)
    • Round 2: won 6-1, 6-2 vs. Elizabeth Coleman (USA, age 18, world #40)
    • Round 3: lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 vs. Ane Mintegi Del Olmo (Spain, age 17, world #27)
  • Doubles - with Mingge Xu (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 2-0 (retired) vs. Michaela Laki (Greece, age 16, world #18 & Lola Radivojevic (Serbia, age 16, world #63)
    • Round 2: lost 6-4, 6-2 vs. Reese Brantmeier (USA, age 16, world #42) & Elvina Kalieva (USA, age 17, world #19)

Amelia Bissett

Amelia Bissett

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 95), Girls Doubles

Age: 18

County: Wiltshire (Devizes)

British No.2 Bissett will be looking to secure a first round win at Wimbledon this year, having exited at the first stage on each of her previous two appearances. Bissett had success last year when she won the Progress Tour event staged at the National Tennis Centre. The Wiltshire player trained at the University of Bath, Team Bath Tennis Academy, until the age of 16, and recently moved to London to join David Felgate’s coaching set up as she looks to transition to the professional ranks.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 4-6, 4-6 vs. Evialina Laskevich (Belarus, age 16, world #59)
  • Doubles - with Matilda Mutavdzic (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-1 vs. Alina Shcherbinina (Russia, age 17, world #35) & Sabina Zeynalova (Ukraine, age 17, world #48)

Jessica Dawson

Jessica Dawson

Events: Girls Doubles (world ranking -)

Age: 17

County: Yorkshire (Hull)

Dawson plays in the doubles at Wimbledon alongside Alicia Dudeney, resurrecting a partnership that saw them win the title at the LTA 18U Junior National Championships last month without dropping a set. The Yorkshire player, who won her County Championship Ladies Singles title as a 14 year old, trains in Hull where she is coached by Jordan Wilkinson.

  • Doubles - with Alicia Dudeney (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-2 vs. Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus, age 17, world #10) & Diana Shnaider (Russia, age 17, world #5) - seeded 1

Alicia Dudeney

Alicia Dudeney

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 764), Girls Doubles

Age: 18

County: Sussex (Brighton)

Dudeney starts her Wimbledon junior campaign off the back of reaching the third round at the ITF Junior International at Roehampton last week, including a straight sets win over the World No.16. The Sussex player, who trains at Pav & Ave in Hove under the guidance of Martin and Ben Reeves, will be starting at the University of Florida next month. She reached the semi-finals of the 18U LTA Junior National Championships this year, losing to eventual winner Eva Shaw, and also claimed the national title in the girls doubles.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 7-6 (12-10), 6-1 vs. Dana Guzman (Peru, age 18, world #17 – seeded 12)
    • Round 2: won 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) vs. Sofia Costoulas (Belgium, age 16, world #25)
    • Round 3: won 6-4, 6-4 vs. Linda Klimovicova (Czech Republic, age 17, world #52)
    • Quarter-finals: lost 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 vs. Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva (Andorra, age 15, world #1 - seeded 1)
  • Doubles - with Jessica Dawson (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-2 vs. Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus, age 17, world #10) & Diana Shnaider (Russia, age 17, world #5) - seeded 1

Isabelle Lacy

Isabelle Lacy

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 1,692)

Age: 15

LTA Support: LTA Regional Player Development Centre (Dukes Meadow)

County: Surrey (East Sheen)

Lacy has shown good form on grass, coming through qualification to reach the semi-finals of the 16U LTA Junior National Championships at Surbiton this year, as well as finishing as a runner-up in the doubles. The Surrey teenager trains under coach Alastair Filmer in Chiswick at the LTA Regional Player Development Centre at Dukes Meadow as part of the LTA Player Pathway.

  • Round 1: lost 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 vs. Elvina Kalieva (USA, age 17, world #19 – seeded 10)

Matilda Mutavdzic

Matilda Mutavdzic

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 20 – seeded 13), Girls Doubles

Age: 17

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

County: Oxfordshire (currently lives in Belgium)

Mutavdzic was recently named as the LTA Junior Player of the Year at the LTA Tennis Awards in recognition of her performances in 2020. Last year saw her win an ITF $15,000 Pro title in Spain, reach the third round at junior Roland Garros and the quarter-finals at the Orange Bowl. The 16-year-old also finished runner-up in the Girls’ Doubles event at the Australian Open. She followed that up this year by reaching the second round in Paris, and will be aiming to once again do well at Wimbledon, having reached the third round in 2019.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-2, 6-1 vs. Sabina Zeynalova (Ukraine, age 17, world #48)
    • Round 2: won 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 vs. Darja Vidmanova (Czech Republic, age 18, world #86)
    • Round 3: lost 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 vs. Nastasja Mariana Schunk (Germany, age 17, world #71)
  • Doubles - with Amelia Bissett (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 6-1 vs. vs. Alina Shcherbinina (Russia, age 17, world #35) & Sabina Zeynalova (Ukraine, age 17, world #48)

Hephzibah Oluwadare

Hephzibah Oluwadare

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 432), Girls Doubles

Age: 13

LTA Support: GB National Tennis Academy at the University of Stirling

County: Hertfordshire (Hemel Hempstead)

Oluwadare started playing tennis at the age of six. She previously played at the LTA Regional Player Development Centre at Batchwood in St. Albans and was coached by Jamie Fallis, but has trained at the National Tennis Academy in Stirling since it opened in 2019, with Head Coach Leo Azevedo and his team. The left-hander reached the semi-finals of the 16U LTA Junior National Tennis Championships at Surbiton this year, also claiming the doubles title alongside Mingge Xu, and won through qualifying to reach the main draw of the 18U event.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 2-6, 3-6 vs. Sara Bejlek (Czech Republic, age 15, world #53)
  • Doubles - with Hannah Smith (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-2, 6-3 vs. Nicole Rivkin (Germany, age 18, world #55) & Hanne Vandewinkel (Belgium, age 17, world #36)

Eva Shaw

Eva Shaw

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 128), Girls Doubles

Age: 16

LTA Support: Loughborough University National Tennis Academy

County: Nottinghamshire

Shaw has already lifted titles this summer, having won both the 18U and 16U singles at the LTA Junior National Championships at Surbiton.  Those wins both earned her a place in the Junior Wimbledon draw, but also in women’s qualifying, where she gained experience facing Georgia’s Ekaterine Gorgodze, 116 in the WTA rankings. She also gave Australia’s WTA World No.59 Storm Sanders a close match in Nottingham last month. Shaw trains under Nick Cavaday and the team at the National Tennis Academy in Loughborough.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-1, 6-3 vs. Nikola Bartunkova (Czech Republic, age 15, world #58)
    • Round 2: lost 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 vs. Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva (Andorra, age 15, world #1 - seeded 1)
  • Doubles - with Ranah Stoiber (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3) vs. Linda Fruhvirtova (Russia, age 16, world #13) & Polina Kudermetova (Russia, age 18, world #6) - seeded 2

Hannah Smith

Events: Girls Doubles (world ranking 865)

Age: 17

County: Hampshire (trains & attends school in Bath)

Smith plays in the girls doubles, having only just missed out on qualifying for the singles – defeating the world number 93 last week before losing to the world 72 for a place at SW19. The 17 year old, who trains in Bath under coach James Pankhurst, also reached the final round of qualifying for the 18U LTA Junior National Championships in June.

  • Doubles - with Hephzibah Oluwadare (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-2, 6-3 vs. Nicole Rivkin (Germany, age 18, world #55) & Hanne Vandewinkel (Belgium, age 17, world #36)

Ranah Stoiber

Ranah Stoiber

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 466)

Age: 16

LTA Support: Loughborough University National Tennis Academy

County: Middlesex (Hounslow)

Stoiber finished runner-up at the 16U LTA Junior National Championships in Surbiton, and then followed that up by coming through qualifying to reach the quarter-finals of the 18U event.  She attends the National Tennis Academy at Loughborough as part of the programme delivered by Nick Cavaday and his team, having previously trained at the LTA Regional Player Development Centre at Dukes Meadow in Chiswick and been coached by Neil Bamford.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 vs. Madison Sieg (USA, age 18, world #15 – seeded 9)
    • Round 2: won 6-4, 6-4 vs. Barbora Palicova (Czech Republic, age 17, world #49)
    • Round 3: lost 7-6, (7-2), 6-4 vs. Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus, age 17, world #11 - seeded 6)
  • Doubles - with Eva Shaw (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3) vs. Linda Fruhvirtova (Russia, age 16, world #13) & Polina Kudermetova (Russia, age 18, world #6) - seeded 2

Mingge Xu

Mingge Xu

Events: Girls Singles (world ranking 2,473), Girls Doubles

Age: 13

LTA Support: National Tennis Academy (Loughborough)

County: Wales (Swansea)

Xu racked up two excellent wins in the pre-Wimbledon ITF Junior International warm up event at Roehampton, seeing off the challenges of both the junior World No.48 and 18 in straight sets. Those performances continued her success on grass this summer, after winning the doubles title at the 16U LTA Junior National Championships alongside fellow 13-year-old Hephzibah Oluwadare. She was enrolled into the National Tennis Academy in Loughborough in 2020 under the tutelage of Nick Cavaday and his team, having previously trained at the LTA Regional Player Development Centre in Swansea under the guidance of coach Fran Lewis. Achieved a breakthrough win at the start of last year, winning Teen Tennis in Bolton to join a select list of past champions which includes the likes of Andy Murray, Justine Henin and Coco Gauff.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 4-6, 6-1, 3-6 vs. Polina Kudermetova (Russia, age 18, world #6 – seeded 4)
  • Doubles - with Kylie Bilchev (GBR)
    • Round 1: won 2-0 (retired) vs. Michaela Laki (Greece, age 16, world #18 & Lola Radivojevic (Serbia, age 16, world #63)
    • Round 2: lost 6-4, 6-2 vs. Reese Brantmeier (USA, age 16, world #42) & Elvina Kalieva (USA, age 17, world #19)

BOYS

Billy Blaydes

Billy Blaydes

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking: 442), Boys' Doubles

Age: 17

County: Lancashire (Bolton)

Blaydes takes his place in the boys’ draw for Junior Wimbledon having come through qualifying, seeing off the world numbers 81 and 56 en route. That success followed on from having reached the semi-finals in both the singles and doubles at the 18U LTA Junior National Championships on the grass at Surbiton last month.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 vs. Pedro Boscardin Dias (Brazil, age 18, world #9 – seeded 5)
  • Doubles - with William Jansen (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-2, 6-4 vs. Bruno Kuzuhara (USA, age 17, world #7) & Ethan Quinn (USA, age 17, world #33) - seeded 6

Louis Bowden

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking: 813)

Age: 16

County: Hampshire (Portsmouth)

Semi-finalist at the LTA Junior National Championships, Bowden defeated the World No.84 to reach the second round of the ITF Junior International tournament in Roehampton last week before falling to the World No.3. Recently hit with Katie Boulter at Wimbledon, and is well regarded at his coaching programme, Elite Tennis in Southampton, where he has spent time helping out with sessions for younger age groups.

  • Round 1: lost 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 vs. Robin Bertrand (France, age 18, world #75)

Patrick Brady

Patrick Brady

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking: 449), Boys' Doubles

Age: 16

County: Essex

Brady was the second of a pair of British boys to make it through qualifying to earn a place in the main boys draw, putting in some impressive performances that saw him beat the world numbers 75 and 47. Brady also came through qualifying to reach the quarter-finals of the LTA British Tour event at Frinton in June, before having to withdraw. Has been playing tennis since shortly after he could walk, and made his senior debut for Warren Tennis Club as a six year old when his father’s usual doubles partner was a late withdrawal ahead of a South West Essex League match.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-1 vs. Adam Jurajda (Czech Republic, age 18, world #40)
    • Round 2: lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 vs. Max Hans Rehberg (Germany, age 17, world #47)
  • Doubles - with Oliver Tarvet (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-1, 6-4 vs. Adam Jurajda (Czech Republic, age 18, world #40) & Max Westphal (France, age 18, world #52)

Derrick Chen

Derrick Chen

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking: 102)

Age: 18

LTA Support: Men’s & Women’s Programme

County: Cambridgeshire (Cambridge)

Part of the British team that finished sixth at the Junior Davis Cup Finals in 2019, Chen reached a career high of 76 in the junior world rankings earlier this year and is now the British Boys number four. He claimed the boys doubles title at the LTA 18U Junior National Championships last month, also reaching the quarter-finals in the singles.

  • Round 1: won 6-2, 6-2 vs. Orel Kimhi (Israel, age 17, world #77)
  • Round 2: lost 6-1, 6-3 vs. Jerome Kym (Switzerland, age 18, world #12 - seeded 11)

Hugo Coquelin

Hugo Coquelin

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking: 763)

Age: 15

LTA Support: Loughborough University’s National Tennis Academy

County: Kent (Sevenoaks)

Coquelin is the newly crowned LTA 16U Junior National Champion, having come through qualifying and winning seven matches to claim the boys singles title on the grass courts of Surbiton in June – a win which earned him the right to a wild card to compete in the Wimbledon Boys’ draw. Coquelin was part of the first intake to the National Tennis Academy in Loughborough when it opened in 2019, with coaching delivered by Nick Cavaday and his team.

  • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-1 vs. Victor Lilov (USA, age 17, world #31)

Will Jansen

Will Jansen

Events: Boys' Singles (world ranking 340), Boys' Doubles

County: Middlesex

Age: 16

Jansen came through qualifying to win the 18U boys singles title at this year’s LTA Junior National Championships. With it he claimed a wild card entry to take on the world’s best at SW19 in the junior draw, and also in men’s qualifying, where he took a set off fellow Brit Anton Matusevich before losing 4-6 6-0 6-4.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 vs. Bruno Kuzuhara (USA, age 17, world #7 – seeded 4)
  • Doubles - with Billy Blaydes (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-2, 6-4 vs. Bruno Kuzuhara (USA, age 17, world #7) & Ethan Quinn (USA, age 17, world #33) - seeded 6

Roan Jones

Events: Boys' Singles (world ranking 507)

Age: 17

County: Shropshire (Shrewsbury)

Came through qualifying to reach the last sixteen of the 18U nationals at Surbiton, before going on to claim the men’s singles title at the LTA British Tour Frinton.

  • Round 1: lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 vs. Daniel Rincon (Spain, age 18, world #5 – seeded 6)

Lui Maxted

Lui Maxted

Events: Boys Singles (world ranking 37), Boys' Doubles

Age: 17

LTA Support: Men’s & Women’s Programme

County: Sussex (Worthing)

Maxted’s world ranking was sufficient to earn him direct entry to the main draw of the Boys’ singles at Wimbledon this year. He also featured in the main draw at junior Roland Garros, where he lost out to eventual semi-finalist Sean Cuenin of France in the first round. Played in qualifying for the Viking International in Eastbourne where he gave the ATP men’s World No.94 a close match. Now ranked British Junior No.2 and part of the LTA Men’s and Women’s Programme, Maxted was part of the GB Junior Davis Cup side that finished sixth in 2019.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-3, 6-4 vs. Petr Nesterov (Bulgaria, age 18, world #35)
    • Round 2: lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 vs. Pedro Boscardin Dias (Brazil, age 18, world #9 – seeded 5) 
  • Doubles - with William Nolan (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 7-5, 7-5 vs. Viacheslav Bielinskyi (Ukraine, age 17, world #11) & Petr Nesterov (Bulgaria, age 18, world #35) - seeded 7

Fabio Nestola

Fabio Nestola

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking 583), Boys' Doubles

County: Hertfordshire

Age: 16

Nestola, who trains in Cambridge and is based at Culford School, finished as runner up to Hugo Coquelin in the 16U LTA Junior National Championships at Surbiton last month.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-3 vs. Max Westphal (France, age 18, world #52)
  • Doubles - with Phoenix Weir (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) vs. Hamad Medjedovic (Serbia, age 17, world #60) & Stefan Popovic (Serbia, age 18, world #73)

William Nolan

William Nolan

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking 103), Boys' Doubles

County: Derbyshire

Age: 16

Derby’s Nolan is ranked third in the British junior rankings, and reached a high of 64 in the world earlier this year. Runner up to Will Jansen in the 18U LTA Junior National Championships to earn him the opportunity to play as SW19, Nolan also took the junior national doubles title alongside Derrick Chen. He then reached the second round of the pre-Wimbledon junior international in Roehampton last week before losing to the world number six.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) vs. Mili Poljicak (Croatia, age 16, world #62)
  • Doubles - with Lui Maxted (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 7-5, 7-5 vs. Viacheslav Bielinskyi (Ukraine, age 17, world #11) & Petr Nesterov (Bulgaria, age 18, world #35) - seeded 7

Jack Pinnington-Jones

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking 8 – seeded 7), Boys' Doubles (seeded 1)

Age: 18

LTA Support: Pro-Scholarship Programme

County: Surrey

Pinnington-Jones heads into Wimbledon as Britain’s top ranked junior and with some great grass court form, having beaten the World No.10 Daniel Rincon to win the ITF Junior International at Roehampton, after having reached the final without dropping a set. Part of Great Britain’s Junior Davis Cup side that finished sixth in 2019, Pinnington-Jones gained a place on the LTA’s Pro-Scholarship Programme for 2021. A winner in the Dominican Republic on the ITF world junior tour this year, the Surrey player will be hoping to improve on his first round exit in the Boys’ event at Wimbledon in 2019.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: won 6-2, 6-4 vs. Aleksander Orlikowski (Poland, age 17, world #21)
    • Round 2: won 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 vs. Joao Victor Couto Loureiro (Brazil, age 18, world #50)
    • Round 3: won 7-5, 6-0 vs. Kalin Ivanovski (North Macedonia, age 17, world #62)
    • Quarter-finals: lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 vs. Victor Lilov (USA, age 17, world #31)
  • Doubles - with Juncheng Shang (China, age 16, world #2) - seeded 1
    • Round 1: won 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5) vs. Orel Kimhi (Israel, age 17, world #77) & Philip Sekulic (Australia, age 17, world #72)
    • Round 2: lost via walkover vs. Samir Banerjee (USA, age 17,  world #19) & Kokoro Isomura (Japan, age 18, world #59)

Oliver Tarvet

Oliver Tarvet

Events: Boys’ Singles (world ranking 204), Boys' Doubles

Age: 17

County: Hertfordshire (St. Albans)

Tarvet is the British number six, and was runner up in the boys' doubles at the LTA Junior National Championships this year, as well as the consolation singles. Lost to the world number 55 in the first round of the Wimbledon warm-up event at Roehampton.

  • Singles
    • Round 1: lost 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (12-10) vs. Viacheslav Bielinskyi (Ukraine, age 17, world #11 – seeded 9)
  • Doubles - with Patrick Brady (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-1, 6-4 vs. Adam Jurajda (Czech Republic, age 18, world #40) & Max Westphal (France, age 18, world #52)

Phoenix Weir

Phoenix Weir

Events: Boys' Doubles (world ranking 1007)

Age: 15

County: Nottinghamshire (Nottingham)

Weir finished runner-up in the doubles at the 16U LTA Junior National Championships at Surbiton, also reaching the semi-finals of the singles. He secured a win against the world number 78 in the first round of the ITF Junior International at Roehampton last week, but lost out in the first round of qualifying for the Junior Wimbledon Boys Singles.  The 15 year old trains in Nottingham, and is coached by his father Alistair.

  • Doubles - with Fabio Nestola (GBR)
    • Round 1: lost 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) vs. Hamad Medjedovic (Serbia, age 17, world #60) & Stefan Popovic (Serbia, age 18, world #73)

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