TENNIS: Road to Wimbledon 2014

Peter Strange and Thomas Barnes
Peter Strange and Thomas Barnes
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Rugby Lawn Tennis Club

Road to Wimbledon 2014

Minnie Sprayson and Amy Barnes

Minnie Sprayson and Amy Barnes

Boys’ event: Peter Strange produced a very mature and clinical performance to beat the battling Thomas Barnes in the final of this year’s flagship Road to Wimbledon event held at Rugby LTC. Peter kept focussed on the job in hand, winning 6-1 6-0. It was a high quality match with fairly few unforced errors from either player. James Irish and Liam Green had played very well in the earlier rounds making their way to the semi-final stage.

Girls’ event: Amy Barnes and Minnie Sprayson played a very entertaining competitive match in the final of the girl’s event. Amy’s superior match experience helped her in giving very few points away and going on to a 6-3 6-4 victory. It was great to see two youngsters hitting the ball so hard and cleanly. They were also playing a variety of shots from all areas of the court. A special mention for Lucy Eaton who gave Amy a tough challenge in their semi-final clash.

PICTURES: Peter Strange and Thomas Barnes; and Minnie Sprayson and Amy Barnes