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Boys & Girls: J60 Edinburgh, GB - clay (Week 22)


Well, this is a problem ....

J60 is a good level. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, good transport links etc etc.

And there's barely anyone in the qualis

The girls only has 11 entries in total - and only 6 of those are British 

The boys have GB 11 boys who've turned up

Is this because the event is on clay? Or any other reason?  

Anyway, there's obviously a few decent names in the main draw - and good on them - but....

 



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Monday 29th of May 2023 09:41:53 AM

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Several of the girls that have withdrawn from here are in the North Oxford entry list. This year we've got the UKPL at Felixstowe to add to the domestic playing opportunities this week and some of those playing there would have played at North Oxford if the UKPL wasn't on. That has created more opportunities for lower ranked juniors to play North Oxford, which in turn has affected the pool of girls to play Edinburgh. It is also exam time of course. Or maybe I'm grasping at straws...

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Yes, I looked at the North Oxford event and, as you say, there are a couple of relevant names - but not a lot

And I know a few players are travelling

Not convinced about the UKPL, though.

Nor about exams - I don't know about Scotland but it's half-term here - there's no school this week - it's perfect timing

I just can't believe that there aren't a whole group of girls (and boys) who would love to play in a J60. I mean, it's what even quasi-serious tennis is all about.

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In UK GCSE exams resume on Monday 05/06 so understand why 06/07 players not entered

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Thanks, Daisy

So that (in general) covers girls born Sept. 2006 to Aug 2007?

Some might have one or two a year early? But that wouldn't really count as very few would be expected to make the final, so a couple of days out wouldn't make much difference for, say, one exam later in June.

Still leaves a lot,to my way of thinking....



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Coup Droit wrote:

Thanks, Daisy

So that (in general) covers girls born Sept. 2006 to Aug 2007?

Some might have one or two a year early? But that wouldn't really count as very few would be expected to make the final, so a couple of days out wouldn't make much difference for, say, one exam later in June.

Still leaves a lot,to my way of thinking....


 A levels are in full flow right now as well, my wife is an invigilator and a levels started a week or so before half term and carry through to end June. That would be 04/05 age so maybe one or two older ones? 17 years old maybe and the odd 18? 



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No 2004-born child can play juniors

But, yes, there might be some born in the first half of 2005

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The girls FQR has been played, the boys takes place tomorrow

Well done to:

Annique Varty
Imogen Bater
Anna McKnight

for making the main draw

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So the later part of O5; 06 and up to August 07s  juniors will be sitting Alevels or GCSE I think this has impacted both Wrexham and Edinburgh

entries, those not sitting exams over tennis is another debate 



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Daisycat wrote:

So the later part of O5; 06 and up to August 07s  juniors will be sitting Alevels or GCSE I think this has impacted both Wrexham and Edinburgh

entries, those not sitting exams over tennis is another debate 


Yes, 18 months' worth of players possibly affected, to some extent

Still leaves a lot....

 

In the boys, congrats for making the main draw to:

Ollie Anderson; Isaac Forde; and Dylan Davies



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Boys:

Great victory for Kai-Luca Ampaw over the 5th seed
And Enrico Franchi beat the 3rd seed in a thrid-set TB
Unfortunately, our top seed Luca Bluett blew it, though


Girls:

The recent immigration from Ukraine has boosted the level in the UK as several players, I'm told, are now living in the UK and (unfortunately, in a way) beating our GB players (but who knows ..... maybe they'll switch nationality at some point?)

Anyway, well done to both who won today.

The only GB result of note was Sophia Kovacheva who beat the 8th seed

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Coup Droit wrote:

Boys:

Great victory for Kai-Luca Ampaw over the 5th seed
And Enrico Franchi beat the 3rd seed in a thrid-set TB
Unfortunately, our top seed Luca Bluett blew it, though


Girls:

The recent immigration from Ukraine has boosted the level in the UK as several players, I'm told, are now living in the UK and (unfortunately, in a way) beating our GB players (but who knows ..... maybe they'll switch nationality at some point?)

Anyway, well done to both who won today.

The only GB result of note was Sophia Kovacheva who beat the 8th seed


Anastasiia Sorska beat Alice Wilson-Marsh, 6-6,6-0....that's a big win for Sorska.  She must be good.  Alice is a very talentedd player.  

 



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GB players:

Boys QFs:

Sai Gandepalli (wc)
Ilias Worthington (6)
Finbar McGarvey (7)
Enrico Franchi
Max Carrier (8)
Kyle McKay (2)

Girls QFs:

Georgiana Mititelu (5)
Chloe Cleaver
Alice Haddad
Brooke Black (4)
Sirena Waas (6)

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4th seed Brooke Black won earlier against Alice Haddad and is in the semi-final as the only remaining GB girl, where she faces 2nd seed Jane Dunyon of the USA. She is also still in the doubles draw with partner Georgiana Mititelu.

Black is now on a bit of a roll, having won the J30 in Wrexham with very little difficulty last week. Winning this one as well won't be a huge statement either but I suppose it could help cement a claim for a qualifying wildcard for junior Wimbledon/J300 Roehampton; though she'll need to focus on getting past Dunyon first.



-- Edited by Densher on Friday 2nd of June 2023 03:22:54 PM

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4th seed Brooke Black won earlier against Alice Haddad and is in the semi-final as the only remaining GB girl, where she faces 2nd seed Jane Dunyon of the USA. She is also still in the doubles draw with partner Georgiana Mititelu.

Black is now on a bit of a roll, having won the J30 in Wrexham with very little difficulty last week. Winning this one as well won't be a huge statement either but I suppose it could help cement a claim for a qualifying wildcard for junior Wimbledon/J300 Roehampton; though she'll need to focus on getting past Dunyon first.

 


 I think Brooke won't have too much trouble getting a quali wildcard to Roehampton, even if she loses here. She (and her team) seem pretty good at getting wildcards.

 

In the boys semis, Ilias plays the Swiss boy

and Kyle plays Finbar 



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