British Padel stars take clean sweep at LTA Padel British Tour in Stratford
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There was British success across the board at the LTA Padel British Tour Grade 1 tournament at Stratford Padel Club, London this weekend as British pairs claimed the titles in both the men’s and women’s competitions.
The British No.2 and No.3 ranked players respectively, Sam Jones and Louie Harris, saw off their Spanish opponents Rafael Vega and Alvaro Pecos with a comprehensive 6-2 6-4 victory in the men’s final on Sunday. The victorious pair said: “Great experience to play against players coming from Spain. Fantastic final, always great to come back to London to play and to come up with a win makes it so much better!”
Meanwhile, the second seeds Victoria Nicholas and Claire Smith set up an all-British final against Sophia Haine and Lisa Phillips, coming through 6-4 6-3 to take the title. Speaking after the final, the pair said: “The final was really fun, really close. The level is improving, new faces coming up at every tournament, which is great for the sport.”
Anka Mandleson, Stratford Padel Club co-owner said: “With every LTA Grade 1 tournament we see the level of competition getting so much higher, Spanish players coming to compete in London and new names entering entering the qualifiers. We routinely get over 120 players competing in the Grade 1 at our club and this weekend was no different. This is great for the sport and always a pleasure to host such amazing matches at Stratford Padel Club.”
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