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  • Ben Draper Claims British Tour Title in Wimbledon

    17-year-old Ben Draper claimed the Tier 2 AEGON British Tour title in Wimbledon this week after a very impressive 6-2 6-4 victory over second seed and ATP-ranked Robert Carter in Saturday’s final. Meanwhile, in the women’s draw, Japanese national Lily Miyasaki, the top seed, picked up the title, defeating Charlotte Pierce in the final. Men

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  • John-Baptiste Through at Grade 2 in Slovakia

    Lauryn John-Baptiste is through to the last 16 of the ITF Juniors Grade 2 event in Piestany, Slovakia this week after the sixteenth seed won her first game in the second round earlier today. Fellow Brit Jeremy Gschwendtner fell in the second round, while elsewhere in Guadeloupe, Aaron Hepburn lost in the Grade 5 first

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  • Jones and John-Baptiste Edged Out in Grade 1 R1 in Spain

    Two out of the six juniors at the ITF Juniors Grade 1 event in Villena, Alicante, Spain this week were in first round action today, but neither player could secure a win after two tightly fought three-set affairs. Both the players in action were unseeded girls, with seeds Emily Appleton, Ryan Storrie, Jay Clarke and

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  • Total Wipeout for British Boys in Spain; Two Girls Through

    The excellent form of Ryan Storrie, Ewan Moore and Max Stewart came to an abrupt halt in the first round of the ITF Juniors Grade 2 event in Benicarlo, Spain yesterday, will all three players exiting rather unceremoniously after straight sets defeats. It was a far cry from some excellent performances from the three lads

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  • Banks, Smith and Gschwendtner All Fall in G2 Qualies in Spain

    Despite a qualifying campaign to forget for three of our British youngsters, there will still be six British representatives in the main draw of the ITF Juniors Grade 2 event in Benicarlo, Spain this week. In the Girls’ draw, 13-year-old Amarni Banks took the step up from Tennis Europe level to have a bash in

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    Four Women Through to Round Two at the Wirral

    Only four ladies, two of whom came through all-British clashes, progressed to the second round of the ITF Futures $10k at the Wirral yesterday, with the prospect of there being no British ladies in the quarter-finals very real. Perhaps the most impressive performance yesterday was that of young 16-year-old Lauryn John-Baptiste, who picked up the

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  • ITF Futures $10k Wirral Main Draws Finalised

    Qualifying for the final UK ITF Futures $10k until November took place in The Wirral for the ladies this weekend, with the final qualifying round taking place earlier today. Four women were able to qualify from eight qualifying slots, including Maia Lumsden, who reached the final in Glasgow two weeks ago. There were no qualifying

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  • Boys Through; Girls Out in G1 Prague

    It was a good day for the British Boys but not so for the Girls at the ITF Juniors G1 event in Prague today, as both Lauryn John-Baptiste and fifth seed Georgina Axon fell to Russian opponents, but there were excellent results for Ryan Storrie and Ben Draper. Ben Draper got the first good result

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  • Draper & John-Baptiste Safely Through in Prague

    Ben Draper and Lauryn John-Baptiste joined Georgina Axon and Ryan Storrie in the last 32 of the ITF Juniors G1 RPM Junior Open in Prague earlier today with excellent victories in the first round. With Storrie and Axon already through to the second round as seeds, it was up to Draper and John-Baptiste to represent

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  • Mass Brit Exodus at Junior G2 in Slovakia

    Four Brits involved at the ITF Junior G2 in Senec, Slovakia crashed out of the competition in the last 16 yesterday, with Ben Draper, Ryan Storrie, Ewan Moore and Lauryn John-Baptiste all being defeated, thus ending British interest in the competition. For John-Baptiste, it was a case of very fine margins: the Brit took the first set

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