Tarvet triumphs in LTA tournament

11:23 15 June 2012

Oliver Tarvet

Oliver Tarvet

Archant

BATCHWOOD Tennis Academy player Oliver Tarvet served up his first Summer National Tour win with some excellent play at the LTA Grade 2 U9 Clay Court Tournament held at Gosling Sports Park over the weekend.

The day started well with preliminary group match wins against Nottinghamshire’s Kieran O’Driscoll-Pabla 7-1, 7-5 and Middlesex’s Gabriel Curreli 7-2, 7-3. In other group matches several top seeds were not having it all their own way ultimately leading to the round of 16 knockout stage having a rather topsy-turvy look to it.

Oliver however continued to use the full width of the court to create winning opportunities with effective drop shots and solid ground strokes to win through to the Quarter Finals, where arguably he had his best performance of the day against in form Middlesex boy Nikolai Marin to secure a 7-2, 7-4 win.

A solid return of service and dogged defence against Hertfordshire big hitter Joel Pierleoni helped ease Oliver in to the final 7-3, 7-3 where he again met Kieran O’Driscoll-Pabla. In a nervy final both boys were unable to reproduce their best tennis but fewer unforced errors gave Oliver a straight sets victory 7-4 7-5 ensuring the tournament was won without dropping a set.

Overall it was an extremely successful weekend for the St Albans club with other Batchwood performance players Kade Neveling finishing in 7th place, Josh Ben 10th and Gugan Muralitharan a very creditable 20st place in his first National Tour event.

Elsewhere Oliver Tarvet also enjoyed Regional Tour success with wins at Ipswich Toyota Junior Open and Chesham Bois LTC Open Junior Tournament to complete memorable half term holidays.

0 comments

More news stories

Court report

A roofer who ‘aggressively’ pressured his victims for more money has been ordered to pay almost £10,000 in fines, compensation and court costs.

The boy pleaded guilty at Watford Magisrates' Court

A tree surgeon, who admitted raping a 15-year-old girl, tried to kill himself after being confronted by his wife, St Albans Crown Court heard on Tuesday.

The woman was taken to Watford General hospital following the collision in St Albans

A woman has been hospitalised after being cut out of her car following a crash in Park Street this morning (Tues).

12:00
Children from The Camp primary school who were chosen to be gaurdians pose with the 2016 paralympic torch

Pupils are getting ready for the Paralympic Games with a visit from the Torch Tour team.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up