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Girls & Boys: J5 Wrexham, UK (closed) - hard (outdoor) (Week 21)


This event is listed as outdoor, unlike last week's indoor.

Many of the same players, obviously.

A little shout out immediately for 2007-born Flora Johnson who has just put out the top seed, Jaquelyn Ogunwale, in two sets.

Also, Lois Newberry, also 2007, who has beaten the third seed, Lucy Webber, also in two sets.

 

Pity the Blaydes family - for the second time, in two weeks, the two boys ended up playing each other - Billy (the elder) triumphed both times but a little irritating, especially this week, being the first round.  



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Top half girls all the seeds losing and Hannah Read who did well last week!

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A few late withdrawals in the girls and boys events And a few surprises. Hannah Read losing to 14 year old Ava Williamson  6-3 1-6 2-6. flora Johnson at 13 years old beat number 1 Jaqueline Ogunwale number 1 seed 7-6 6-0.  Ellie Blackford beating Tabitha Holmes 6-1 6-1 and lois Newberry beating Lucy Webber again 6-3 6-4.

the bottom half of the girls looks to have some tougher matches with Millie Skelton last weeks winner playing Isabelle Lacey first round and with Mimi Xui and Issey Purser also in the lower half of the draw.

in the boys number 4 seed Sam reeves lost to Miles Groom 7-6 6-4, young Jamie Diack had a great result beating Jonah Gethin in a tough 3 set match 6-3 6-7 6-4.

many matches postponed to today due to weather and with a few late withdrawals including last weeks winner Roan Jones and finalist Hannah Smith,  the draw isnt as strong as it could be . 

would have been good to see more of the top girls players playing this week such as Hephzibah, Eva, Given, Ranah, Kylie, Imogen but see many are entered into Felixstowe then the nationals in Surbiton presumably in preparation for Roehampton and  Wimbledon On the grass with wildcards being offered to the winners and runners up of the nationals. 

 

 

 

 



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Nice round up, TennsDad. Yes, I was surprised by Hannah Read's loss, especially as Ava was a lucky loser.

Less surprised by Ellie Blackford's win (and pleased for Flora, as above).

Wildcard 14 year-old Daniela Piani, who got a win, is a new name to me.

Personally, I'm rather glad if the top girls don't want to play a J5. Especially the older ones.

And, yes, the nationals will be very interesting this year, the first time it's being done as this new 'more important' qualifying event.

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indeed, as a reminder, dates of nationals and summary of WC situation below

Junior National Tennis Championships
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The Junior National Championships are the highest level of domestic competition for all junior players and the highlight of the domestic competition calendar.

We are incredibly excited about delivering the 18U & 16U National Championships in 2021. A number of key changes were made for 2020, although unfortunately due to COVID-19 ultimately the 2020 events had to be cancelled. Along with the exciting incentives on offer, we hope that this will result in a fantastic and competitive tournament that provides a great experience for players, parents, coaches and spectators (although at this stage it is still to be determined what COVID protocols will still need to be in place at the time, which will be communicated nearer the event).

The change of dates to the 18U and 16U National Championships for 2020 had given us the chance, in partnership with the All England Club, to offer exciting Wimbledon wild card opportunities for the winners and runners up of the Singles events. For 2021 the 18U & 16U events were originally scheduled to take place in consecutive weeks during the Easter holidays however, due to COVID related restrictions have now been moved to the end of May / early June period.

The 18U & 16U events for 2021 will now take place on grass at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club (home of the hugely popular pre-Wimbledon Surbiton Trophy event) on the following dates:

16U Nationals: Qualifying-Sunday 30 to Monday 31 May 2021. Main draw- Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 June 2021

18U Nationals: Qualifying-Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June 2021. Main draw- Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 June 2021

The 18U National Champion, in both the girls and boys events, will receive a wild card into the qualifying event of The Championships, Wimbledon, as well as a wild card into the main draw of The Junior Championships, Wimbledon. The runners up will also receive a wild card into the main draw of The Junior Championships, Wimbledon.

In the 16U event the winners will receive a wild card into the main draw of The Junior Championships, Wimbledon and the runners up will receive a wild card into the qualifying event of The Junior Championships, Wimbledon.

The 12U and 14U events will both take place at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on the originally scheduled dates of Monday 16 Saturday 21 August 2021.

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Thanks for sharing. Heres the link to the entries and draws for the 16s and 18s Nationals where Wimbledon wildcards go the winners and runners up.

The qualies draw now on for the 16s

16s
competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/event.aspx

competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/event.aspx

18s
competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/event.aspx

competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/event.aspx

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Mingge Xu had to retire today, hope she's OK.

The 'big' result in the girls is that last week's champion, Millie Skelton, was beaten in two sets by last week's 'surprise star', Isabelle Lacy, age 14

Mia Wainwright also beat 7th seed Andrea Pineda



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The young Japanese girl beat Isabelle Lacy in three sets.

With the other results, that leaves the QFs as:

(LL) Ava Williamson (age 14) v Ellie Blackford (age 15)

(WC) Lois Newberry (age 14) v [5] Millie Mae Matthews (18)

Mia Wainwright (age 14) v [4] Issey Purser (age 16)

[2] Amy Leather (17) v [6] Nao Nishino (JPN) (age 15)


Very good showing from some of our younger girls



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Boys are into the last 4 with a couple of stragglers:

Will Jansen (1) v Luca Pow (8) winner to play Miles Groom (unseeded)

Hugo Coquelin (unseeded) v Matt Rankin (3) winner to play Billy Blaydes (2)

From the girls, Ellie Blackford is now into the last 4


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14 year-old Lois Newberry (from Brompton Tennis Centre) continues to really impress - she defeated 18 year-old fifth seed, Millie Mae Matthews, today - although Millie had to retire in the third set.

Glad they gave her a wildcard this week (based on last week's form - she made the QFs and only lost there, 4-6 in the third). Will be interesting to see her semi against Ellie B

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Japanese Nao Nishino beat Amy Leather 7-5 in the third so will play Issey Purser in the other semi-final

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The boys semis has followed seedings, pretty much, with [1] Will Jansen playing Miles Groom, and [2] Billy B v [3] Matt Rankin

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Because it highlights some new names, which is always nice, here's the doubles SFs:

Girls

Lucia Cassidy & Jemma Cave v Flora Johnson & Nao Nishino (JPN)

[2] Issey Purser & Hannah Read v Adeola Greatorex & Paulina Jurkowska



Boys

[1] Matt Rankin & Sam Reeve v Rupert George & Freddy Murray (IRE)

[2] Billy Blaydes & Jonah Gethin v Hugo Coquelin & Henry Searle

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Ellie Blackford and Issey Purser have progressed to the girls final, good week for them both.

Will Jansen is into the boys singles final

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and Matt Rankin will play Will Jansen in the final...

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