2nd July –
Middlesex Junior & Cadet County Closed Championships Report
July 2nd was the rebirth of our County Championships and the day was a huge success, I think the championship’s will now grow and go from strength to strength. Six events were held in an action packed day. The event had players from Brunswick TTC, Ellenborough TTC, Hillingdon TTC, IF Sport, Kenton TTC, Moberly TTC, Vagabonds and Greenhouse teams from Burlington Danes, Capital City, Crest, Harefield, Hatchend, Morepeth and Sacred Hearts.
Though the number of entrants were not high in the quality witnessed made up for it. Aimey Gerald emerged as the Champion with some outstanding control and counter attacking play. Aimey comes from Burlington Danes Academy and justified her seeding. The runner-up was Nikka Zareh from Hatchend.
Branislav Zivkovic continues to improve and showed real class in winning the Cadet Boy’s event. In an absorbing semi-final Thevian Loganathan from Crest Academy won a closely fought match against Ben Palmer-Jones from Brunswick. In the final Branislav also from Crest Academy overcame a spirited challenge from Thevian. Branislav went through the entire cadet event without dropping a set.
Jasmine Chan, the second seed was crowned as the Junior Girls Champion, event in good style beating Mya Sultan from Capital City Academy, 3-1 in the final. Jasmine had also beaten Mya in the group stages. A determined Sarah Menghistab from Harefield, the number one seed, played despite being on crutches with a broken leg and got all the way to the semi-final before losing to Mya Sultan.
In a field where we saw some exciting players, Cacherel Mercer from Burlington Danes was the Junior Boys champion. He beat teammate and training partner Eren Gozcu from London Academy 3-1 in a final that had lots of power as well as very skilful play and tactics. Cacherel used his good service as the basis from which to build his way to victory. Both players are keen to represent the county in 2017-18
Videos of some of the matches will be uploaded shortly.
The Middlesex Cadet & Junior Closed Championships are being held on 2nd July 2017 at the Crest Academy.
Attached is the draw for the events being held.