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Boys & Girls: Junior Nationals (U12/U14), Nottingham, hard (Week 33)


This year the under 16 and under 18 Nationals took place in June with Wimbledon wildcards at stake.  The under 12s and under 14s are in their usual slot but with changes in format. The under 12s are no longer at Bournemouth on clay and both events consist of 8 round robin groups of 4 before a 16 player elimination knock-out

Live scores are promised here

The draws for all events can be found here with Hephzibah Oluwadare and Ben Gusic Wan the top seeds in the under 14s.  No sign of Mingge Xu, but Hannah Klugman is there unseeded in the under 14 Group E



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Mimi is at the J4 in Slovenia this week

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The last matches of the group stages are on court, but the top 4 seeds in all 4 singles events (and Hannah) are safely through to the knock-out phase starting tomorrow

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We have reached the semi-finals including a tantalising clash between Hephzibah and Hannah

U12 Boys SF

Mark Ceban v Rhys Lawlor
Oluwajomiloju Aminu v Leo Wright

U12 Girls SF

Hollie Smart v Martha Ground
Megan Knight v Edie Griffiths

U14 Boys SF

Alfie King v Joseph Mazingham
Zechariah Hamrouni v Benjamin Gusic Wan

U14 Girls SF

Hephzibah Oluwadare v Hannah Klugman
Lois Newberry v Allegra Korpanec Davies

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Absolutely - as you say - a tantalising clash between Hephzibah and Hannah

NB Love the fact we have Hephzibah and Zechariah

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And it is proving to be a tight match - currently one set all, with Hannah 1-0* in the decider. Zechariah has pushed Ben to a decider as well, with Ben leading 3-1*

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Finals

U12 Boys

Mark Ceban v Leo Wright

U12 Girls

Hollie Smart v Edie Griffiths

U14 Boys

Joseph Mazingham v Benjamin Gusic Wan

U14 Girls

hannah Klugman v Allegra Korpanec Davies

Hanah Klugman beat Hep in a 7-4 final set tiebreak! Could this prove an ongoing rivalry



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Saturday 21st of August 2021 03:43:45 PM

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Tracking the scores for much of the third set I noticed that Hannah usually held serve comfortably, but Hephzibah had some longer deuce games

U12 Boys SF

Mark Ceban d. Rhys Lawlor 3-6 6-2 6-2
Leo Wright d. Oluwajomiloju Aminu 4-6 6-3 6-4

U12 Girls SF

Hollie Smart d. Martha Ground 6-3 7-6(1)
Edie Griffiths d. Megan Knight 6-1 6-3

U14 Boys SF

Joseph Mazingham d. Alfie King 6-1 6-2
Benjamin Gusic Wan d. Zechariah Hamrouni 3-6 6-2 6-3

U14 Girls SF

Hannah Klugman d. Hephzibah Oluwadare 6-4 1-6 7-6(4)
Allegra Korpanec Davies d. Lois Newberry 6-4 6-1

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One thing Ive noticed and its great to see is our junior cohort seems a lot more diverse than historically. Less white, middle class Home Counties and a lot more diverse, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, judging just by names really. Good to see.

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JonH comes home wrote:

One thing Ive noticed and its great to see is our junior cohort seems a lot more diverse than historically. Less white, middle class Home Counties and a lot more diverse, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, judging just by names really. Good to see.


 When I first took an interest in British tennis 25 years ago there was very little diversity.  The change has been very slow - players like Elena Baltacha, Arvind Parmar and Anne Keothavong emerging in the next few years helping, but the numbers from different backgrounds in junior nationals seems to have increased markedly recently.  The LTA unveiled an inclusion strategy in May, which promises targeted actions to improve diversity among players (and coaches), though there is plenty of work to do as this BBC article shows



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Straightforward for Hannah in the U14 final (6-1 6-1). Congratulations to our under 12 champions Hollie (who came from behind in the third set to edge out Edie 6-2 2-6 7-5) and Mark (6-3 6-2). In the outstanding final Joe raced to a 6-0 first set but Ben leads 5-3 in the second

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4 games in a row for Joe to take the under 14 boys title 6-0 7-5

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Also worth mentioning Megan knight (still 10u - reached 12u semis. One to watch for the future

Shame for the 2008 born players who didnt get their chance last year to play for 12u titles in 2020 due to covid rules.

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