Orla and Oliver

Orla Cooper and Oliver Vesely continued in their good form in the Yorkshire Winter County Tour event at John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds this weekend.

Oliver came through a tough first match 4:2,1:4, and finally 10:7 in a tie break against his highly rated adversary Alexander Moore from Bolton Arena. Oliver took the winners medal in 12U age group, beating Damian Crawford 4:1,4:1 in the semi-final and Thomas Horsley from Ilkley 4:1,4:0 in the final.

Orla had a similarly tough match in the first round, beating Molly O’Donaghue 5:4 (1),2:4, 10:3, then she eased past Charlotte Huby 4:2,4:1 in the semi-final. Orla put up a good fight in the final against the No. 1 seed Jayanne Palma, eventually succumbing to her 1:4,1:4.

Jacob Chadwick returned to competitive tennis after breaking his arm in October, at the WCT 10U event in Hull. Jacob had a slow start against local talent Tom Jacobs, losing 0:4,3:5, but his form gradually improved and he beat Robert Smith 5:4, 5:3 and Jack Newton in the consolation draw final 4:0,4:1.

The Thongsbridge Tennis Club hosted a division 7 Matchplay last weekend. Emily Young had a good day, beating Matilda Sreeves 4:2, 4:2 and Caitlyn Owens in a tough match 5-3 1-4 10-5, having been 3:0 down in both sets.