Congratulations to Stiga player Sophie Chiang who following on from winning the Under 11’s and the Under 12’s Nationals last year, this year won the Under 12’s and Under 13’s. What an amazing progression and 2 sets of doubles in 2 years.
Under-12 Girls’ Singles
Sophie Chiang savoured a double triumph as she blitzed through the competition without dropping a game to add the title to the Under-13s she won yesterday.
Having seen off Erin Richards (9, 3, 3), Rebecca Savage (3, 4, 7) and Chloe Ambridge (2, 9, 3) in the earlier rounds, Chiang faced No 2 seed Amy Marriott in the final. And her form continued as she raced to another 3-0 (11-5, 11-1, 11-7) victory.
Marriott had herself been in good form as she defeated Katie Bates (11-8, 11-5, 11-5), Anya Milne (11-5, 13-11, 11-3) and Lola McGhee (11-7, 11-8, 11-8) on her way to the final.
There was a quirk of the draw earlier as Ambridge beat her best friend Romy Sawyer – the two girls are based in Paris – in four sets in the last 16, reversing the result from when they met in the first round of the Under-13s on Saturday.
Back in the preliminary round, Richards had a monumental victory over Devon colleague Lauren Loosemore, prevailing 3-2 (10-12, 21-19, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6).
Several of the top-ranked players in the groups ended up in second place in the standings, including overall fourth seed Romy Sawyer.
She was beaten in four (11-8, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9) by Scarlett Anders, who herself only confirmed top spot with a five-set win over yesterday’s Under-11 runner-up Isabelle Lacorte (11-9, 4-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6).
Abbie Hurley rose above Niamh Scarborough in Group 6 with a 3-2 (10-12, 11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9) victory, while Lara Gimbuta did the same to Megan Jones in Group 7 in another that went the distance (11-9, 10-12, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5).
Yesterday’s Under-11 champion Anna Green continued her confident event by sinking top-ranked Anya Milne in Group 8 – again in five (11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6) but it was a more straightforward 3-0 (6, 9, 6) margin for Rebecca Savage over Katie Bates in Group 9.
Yesterday’s Under-10 champion Bethany Ellis was eliminated in Group 1, seeing third-ranked Rose Bourdier overtake her thanks to a 3-1 (11-2, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8) scoreline.
Second seed Amy Marriott needed five to overcome Lauren Loosesmore in Group 2 – 11-5, 13-11, 7-11, 8-11, 11-8) the score.
Under-13 Girls’ Singles
Sophie Chiang took out the top three seeds on her way to claiming the title.
The sixth seed, who will defend her U12 crown tomorrow, got the better of second seed Mari Baldwin in five in the final, twice coming from behind to win 3-2 (6-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8).
Chiang had defeated top seed Ruby Chan, winning their semi-final 3-1 (11-9, 12-10, 3-11, 11-7), and third seed Anaya Patel in the quarters in three (8, 9, 10).
Baldwin won her semi-final against Angharad Beman 3-1 (11-4, 7-11, 11-2, 11-4) – Beman having earlier upset the seedings when she ended the campaign of No 4 Erin Green in the last 16 in a quality encounter, coming from 2-1 down to triumph 3-2 (16-14, 4-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6).
Back at the start of the knockout stages, two matches went the distance in the preliminary round – Helena Dicken beating her doubles partner Lucy Vernon (11-5, 11-8, 6-11, 3-11, 11-7) and Sophie Rinnhofer overcoming Niamh Scarborough (5-11, 11-5, 13-11, 8-11, 11-5).
All but three of the top seeds duly won their groups – the exceptions were Amilia Baker, Helena Dicken and Millie Rogove, all of whom went through in second place.
Baker was overtaken by Samadhi Udamulla in Group 8, who beat her in three relatively easy sets (4, 7, 9) – though Udamulla needed to dig deep against Lauren Loosemore to confirm top spot, beating her 3-2 (11-3, 10-12, 5-11, 11-3, 12-10).
Dicken’s conqueror in Group 10 was Romy Sawyer, who came out on the right side of a five-setter when the two met (12-10, 2-11, 11-9, 12-14, 11-8).
And it was Alana Mansfield who supplanted Rogove in Group 12 in three tight sets (11-9, 12-10, 12-10).
Katie Bates got above Anya Milne into second place behind Erin Green in Group 4 courtesy of a tight 3-0 (13-11, 11-8, 17-15) win over Milne.
And in Group 5, third-ranked Rebecca Savage of Durham overcame Cleveland’s Lola McGhee to finish second behind Scarlett O’Neil.
Sophie Rinnhofer, ranked second behind Ruby Chan in Group 1, needed five games (8-11, 12-10, 11-6, 3-11, 12-10) against Genevieve Holchaks to make sure she advanced to the knockout stage.
Amy Marriott, top seed in Group 9, needed five to see off both Chloe Ambridge and Nadia Zoppos and win the group.
Stiga Player Charlotte Bardsley was England’s best performer at the Spanish Junior & Cadet Open.
The Stourbridge player reached the quarter-finals of both the Cadet Girls’ Singles and Doubles in Platja d’Aro.
But she ran into a tough opponent in the singles in the shape of Japan’s Honami Nakamori, who beat her in three straight (7, 1, 3).
Mollie Patterson was knocked out in the last 32, Megan Gidney in the last 64 and Darcie Proud and Ruby Chan in the group stage.
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Congratulations to these Stiga player Charlotte Bardsley and Megan Gidney winners of the doubles at the Cadet Nationals and Alice and Darcy who were runners up.
Charlotte Bardsley & Megan Gidney lived up to billing as they took the title.
The top seeds defeated Alice Dillon & Darcie Proud 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 11-6) in the final.
In the semi-finals, Dillon & Proud defeated second seeds Jasmin Wong & Ruby Chan in four, while Bardsley & Gidney also needed four to defeat Gemma Kerr & Mollie Patterson.
There were no alarms for the top two pairs in the quarters, Bardsley & Gidney advancing past Lois Perryman & Scarlett O’Neil (3, 4, 2) and Wong & Chan defeating Ilyssa Lacorte & Mari Baldwin (8, 7, 8).
Congratulations to these Stiga players Charlotte Bardsley winner of the singles at the Cadet Nationals at the weekend and to , Megan who came 2nd and Mollie who came 3rd. Well done!
Charlotte Bardsley won the battle of the top two seeds and doubles champions as she defeated Megan Gidney to take the title – her third gold of the day.
It was four straight by not always straightforward as the top seed won 4-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-5, 12-10).
Bardsley said: “Megan’s a really great doubles partner, we have great chemistry, so it was hard to play the final against her. She’s a good friend but I managed to win it.
“It’s a great competition – the top four in the Cadet National Cup have finished in the top four again here and it shows how tough it is.”
In the last four, Bardsley overcame Jasmin Wong 4-1 (11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4) but the real drama was in the other half of the draw, where Mollie Patterson led Gidney three times before seeing her opponent take the decider to complete a 4-3 (7-11, 11-4, 12-14, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8) scoreline.
Great news and congratulations to Stiga player Tin Tin who won the National women’s singles for the second time as well as adding the National women’s doubles for the 2nd time and the under 21 singles as well. What a brilliant weekend for this truly talented player.
Great Performance from Stiga Player Tin Tin Ho this as she completes a fantastic England win
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Congratulations to Stiga player Charlotte Bardsley who won the Cippenham Cadet 4Star yesterday. Well Done Charlotte.
(Picture here with Darcie Proud).
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