TENNIS: Doubles win for Jake and Luke

Jake Hersey and Luke Oakley
Jake Hersey and Luke Oakley

More success for Rugby’s young tennis star

Rugby’s young tennis star Jake Hersey won the Nike Junior International U18 ITF Doubles at Nottingham on Sunday.

This was the first tournament Jake had teamed up with fellow Edgbaston Priory Club player Luke Oakley, and it proved successful in defeating doubles teams made up of players from GB, Italy, Switzerland and France over five rounds.

Hopefully Jake can take that form into an U18 ITF singles tournament at the same venue this next week, and then onto Tlemen in Algeria for ITF U18 singles and doubles the following week.

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