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Boys & Girls: J4 Loughborough, GB - hard (indoor) (Week 38)


This second week event at Loughborough is a J4 so, needless to say, there's a few higher ranked players here this week

According to the entry list, there should be Freddy Blaydes (top-200), as well as Fabio Nestola, Oliver Hague, Joel Gibson and Mason Dace, to swell the higher ranked players list

And similarly in the girls, Ellie Blackford, Nao Nishino, Gabia Paskauskas and Hannah Read

 

QR1 has finished, with Kit Henderson (7th seed) getting knocked out, as newbie and last week's dub title winner, LeonardoSantoro-Fergusson, putting out the second seed.

THere are a lot of BYES though in the girls, which is disappointing 



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Agree re the byes with the girls. Doesn't make sense why some get the byes and others don't. Qualifying means qualifying. I do think it could be damaging to self-belief of some if the player doesn't understand why someone who is either ranked the same as them or even lower but might get a bye. LTA are good at that, imho.

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Just seen the main draw for the J4.  Good to see the competition isn't scheduled for tomorrow, the Queen's funeral.  



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The four qualifiers in the girls are:

Louise Booker; Alice Wilson-Marsh; Leticia Romanova and Leena Friedman (USA)

In the main draw, there are wildcards for:

Ciara Moore; Arabella Loftus; Mika Stojsavljevic and Amalia Widdowson


In the boys the qualifiers are:

Conor Flynn; Theo Coats; Samuel Chadwick and Ryan Parkins

Only one wildcard this week, granted to Henry Searle


Strange that wildcards are being given to all the young girls, but the young cohort of boys are not included (there were no wildcards at all last week, and Henry's obviously a different kettle of fish, so to speak). I wonder if the best 14 year-olds etc didn't want to take part or are not considered good enough to warrant wildcards....

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Or they have used all the wildcards...

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Cynical me.....I believe it's to do with whose coach is whose.  It's the same old wildcards given out again and again.  Also, once you back a horse, you don't want to cheer on another person horse, do you!



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In both the boys and the girls, all the seeds won their R1 matches



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Boys:

QFs:

Congrats to Ilias Worthington for putting out the only 'pesky', a Swedish lad, seeded 8

Max Carrier also beat Mason Dace, seeded 6

Other than that, the remaining six players are all seeds


Girls:

QFs:

An excellent win for Mika S, beating the fifth seed, Dani P. Lovely to see Mika moving up the ranking list, she's well under-ranked where she is.

Scarlett P (seed 7) had to retire (against Brooke Black)

And a very big win for wildcard Ciara Moore, over Hannah Read (seeded 4)

(Can't remember who but I know we have a Ciara fan on this site so good day today )

The other seeds are safely through (Ellie B, Mia, Erin P, Gabia, and Nao (JPN)



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Coup Droit wrote:

Boys:

QFs:

Congrats to Ilias Worthington for putting out the only 'pesky', a Swedish lad, seeded 8

Max Carrier also beat Mason Dace, seeded 6

Other than that, the remaining six players are all seeds


Girls:

QFs:

An excellent win for Mika S, beating the fifth seed, Dani P. Lovely to see Mika moving up the ranking list, she's well under-ranked where she is.

Scarlett P (seed 7) had to retire (against Brooke Black)

And a very big win for wildcard Ciara Moore, over Hannah Read (seeded 4)

(Can't remember who but I know we have a Ciara fan on this site so good day today )

The other seeds are safely through (Ellie B, Mia, Erin P, Gabia, and Nao (JPN)


It's me!  I'm the Ciara Moore and Brooke Black fan (many other talented young players as well - probably too many to mention) and these are my tips for the future.



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Great to hear, TW18

I've never seen Ciara - but have seen some nice play from Brooke - so glad everyone's got their little faves....

Isabelle Britton is my 'new' one - blown away with some of her play over summer (and Megan Knight too, but she's even younger)



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Coup Droit wrote:

Great to hear, TW18

I've never seen Ciara - but have seen some nice play from Brooke - so glad everyone's got their little faves....

Isabelle Britton is my 'new' one - blown away with some of her play over summer (and Megan Knight too, but she's even younger)


 Isabelle Britton is fabulous to watch.  Always impressed with her.  She's won many junior nationals.

Erin Pearce may give Ellie Blackford a good run for her money today.



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I only saw a little of Erin P on livestream somewhere and wasn't that impressed but it wasn't much to base anything on really

Just curious TW18, do you only follow the girls?

Just to note, the UK girls left in are aged:

Mika S (2008)
Brooke B (2007)
Ciara M (2007)
Mia W (2007)
Ellie B (2006)
Erin P (2006)
Gabia (2006)

A good crop for a J4 event



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Both QFs and SFs were played today (because of the day off for the Queen's funeral on Monday, I assume)

Boys:

All went according to seeding, with the top 4 into the semis and the final being:

(1) Freddy Blaydes v (2) Henry Searle


Girls:

Good shout from TW18 as Erin Pearce makes the final, beating both (1) Ellie Blackford and last week's winner, (8) Mia W

(6) Erin Pearce v (2) Nao Nishino

Gabia P was the other semi-finalist






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Sorry, Freddy, I like the Blaydes bros, but I'm a BIG fan of Henry so I'm glad he won



Boys' FINAL: (2) Henry Searle def. (1) Freddy Blaydes 6-4 3-6 6-4


No GB title in the girls though

Girls FINAL: (2) Nao Nishino (JPN) def (6) Erin Pearce 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Friday 23rd of September 2022 03:17:58 PM

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Freddy at least gets the dubs title though



Boys Dubs: Freddy & Oliver Hague def. Mason Dace & Zak Radziwillowicz




Girls Dubs: Louise Booker & Leena Friedman (USA) def. Ellie B and Gabia P



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