Chichester ace among county tennis qualifiers

Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club hosted two Sussex tennis championships pre-qualifying events.

Monday, 18th September 2017, 7:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:28 pm
The line-up for the county qualifying event at CR&FC

These grade-three tournaments were the last in a series of LTA junior events held at the club over the summer.

The two tournaments staged were the 12-and-under boys’ and the mini-green boys’ age groups.

Matches were played using best of two short sets (first to four games) with a tie-break at four games all. If sets were even at the conclusion of the second set, a match tie-break (first to ten points) was played.

In the green ball event, there were two qualifiers – Alexander Renney of Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club, who won both of his matches, and Joshua Wheeler (Angmering).

The 12-and-under qualifiers were Zac Rowland (Angmering), who won all three of his matches, and Joe Mclarnon (Harbour Way).

Speaking about Renney, tournament referee and club coach Peter Cook said: “It was extremely encouraging to see one of our own players performing exceptionally well to win his place in the main draw of the county championships.”

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