Toby takes national title
Young Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy players are celebrating an impressive series of AEGON British Junior National Championships title wins.
Toby Martin led the way by winning the boys’ under-18 singles title at Roehampton. Martin was unseeded for the tournament, but produced a confident display to beat top seed Luke Bambridge 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
It’s the second successive year that a Team Bath MTCA Academy player has won the boys’ under-18 singles title following Richard Gabb’s success in 2010, when he also won the boys’ doubles.
Martin also reached the final of the doubles this year, partnering Luke Johnson, but the pair went down 6-4, 6-1 to Jack Findel-Hawkins and Alexander Gasson.
Sixteen-year-old Beth Askew reached the final of the girls’ under-18 singles, but lost to top seed Ruth Seaborne 6-0, 7-6 (4).
Askew also reached the girls’ under-16 singles final, where she went down to Harriet Dart. She was also runner-up in the girls’ doubles with Brigit Folland.
Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at the Team Bath MCTA Academy, said: “Our Academy players have now won three national under-18 titles in two years and this year five of the eight players in the boys’ and girls’ singles semi-finals were Academy players.”
There was further success for with Daniel Little winning the under-14 title – he is about to join the Team Bath MCTA Academy.
And Luke Hammond, who accesses the Academy’s weekly squads, became the under-12 national champion.
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