TENNIS: Jake, 15, wins first Under 18s international tournament

Jake Hersey after his three-set victory in Bratislava
Jake Hersey after his three-set victory in Bratislava

Young star continues his excellent form in Bratislava

Jake Hersey continued his excellent recent form as the 15-year-old won the Empire Cup ITF in Bratislava, his first Under 18 ITF tournament win. Number 6 seed Jake overcame the number 1 seed in the final to win in three sets, and also had a couple of notable wins in the earlier rounds against some key adversaries.

Jake’s programme continues to be extremely busy as he is straight back into it this week playing in a British Tour tournament; then Wimbledon on Sunday where he has been invited to play in a match representing the LTA against the AELTC team; followed by an ITF tournament in Turkey and then a week at a national training camp.

He is grateful to TennisFirst, Babolat and SportsAid for their support.