Young Welsh Stars continued success!
With the excitement for WINT building, and the international
match of Wales V Portugal it could be easy to have overlooked another series of
tremendous performances from a variety of Welsh Junior players, either side of
our senior event.
Archie takes title in
has continued his fine form with a hard-fought Gold medal winning performance
in the Leeds U17 Gold event on November 24th. Coming through a group which included the no.
1 seed, Archie didn’t drop a set. He
continued this run in the quarters before a semi final win against 5/8 seed
Samuel Baker with a scoreline of 21-17 19-21 21-15.
The final did not prove any easier, but the same result
ensued. Archie saved his best
performance till last in overcoming Luke Hoult 18-21 21-19 21-18.
The weekend of 1-2nd Dec saw a host of players
head to Devon for the U17 & U19 Bronze events.
Morris belied her young years to take the Womens Singles U19 crown. Seeded no 2 she won her group well before she
beat no ¾ seed Beckie Bailey in 2 sets and producing a stunning 22-20 21-19
final performance beating no 1 seed Mollie Bailey in the final.
wasn’t finished there though. She then
teamed up with Archie Bult
and this strong pairing won the XD event, beating Learna Herkes (recent RA
acquisition) in the hard fought final.
Still not finished she finally teamed up with Jennifer Lai
to win all her WD matches and take a hat trick of titles.
The Welsh were not finished with their strong showing yet!
Ewins played by far his strongest tournament and finished R/Up in the
U17MS, even managing to take out the no. 1 seed along the way.
He was still greedy for more and teamed up with Archie Bult to again finish
with Silver in the MD event the highlight being the 26-24 semi final win
against no. 2 seeds Weekes/Pridmore.
Herkes also played a strong WD event and finished up with another Silver
in the WD with her partner Charlotte Freer.
Morgan continued his return to tournament play after a long injury
absence with a strong semi final appearance in the U19 MS.
In the U15 Bronze event, Nye Bennett produced a run to the semi-final winning
a very strong group along the way.
These young Welsh players from all over the country are
working so hard and producing stunning performances. But it is not just these players, all those
involved in the Regional Academies, Satellite Centres, counties, clubs etc are
giving so much to the game. A huge thank
you goes to the players and support.
WELL DONE ALL!
DA IAWN PAWB!