Aimee Moran achieves Semi-final success in Greece

Posted by Lucie Gwilt at 02:07 on 4 July 2016

Welsh Senior player, Aimee Moran pulled through with an excellent result in the 2016 Hellas Open

Aimee coming away with a bronze medal.

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It's a good result to end the season for Aimee who said:

"Coming away from the Hellas International with a bronze medal is very pleasing overall. Having been seeded, there was always a bit of pressure to do well and it's a shame I did not quite meet my seeding and get through to the final. I started the tournament winning my first match comfortably against a Greek player. I then fought hard mentally and physically in the quarter finals against a determined Turkish player and won in a very tight 3 sets. Unfortunately I didn't play as well as I could have in my semi final due to a number of factors the two sets slipped away from me losing 21-19 21-19 to an experienced French player.

I feel that although I could have done better in this tournament, my training preparation in the month leading up to it was far from ideal. Having recently finished my second year university exams, I had not been on court as much as I should have been before a tournament, but this is always an issue when trying to succeed at both education and sport. Also I had to overcome the very warm temperature out there of 30 degrees plus which I am not used to back home.

It was surprising to see the large numbers of Greek players in all 5 disciplines and even better to see the variety of countries represented from quarter finals onwards, there were 8 different nationalities in the ladies singles quarter finals.

The Hellas International was a good experience, the hall was a short walk from the hotel, which was very convenient and the staff at Hotel Olympic were very helpful, as were the tournament volunteers."

Aimee can surely take confidence from this result and be positive going in to the summer block of training ahead of next season.