February 22, 2017 by Jo Pike
Also taking place on the weekend of 11th & 12th of February was the last U15 Gold for this year. Representing Team Leics were:
Jess Allen, Tamsin Betts, Eve Durrance, Luke Hoult and Sophie Watson
Both Jess and Sophie earned a return on Sunday, having won their respective singles groups; they were joined by Luke who won through to the second day of the level doubles with his partner Jake Prentice.
Luke and Jake were unfortunate to draw the top seed pair in their semi-final and while they were unable to upset the seeding this time, took home a fantastic bronze medal nonetheless.
In the girls’ singles, both Jess and Sophie set up an all-Leicestershire final, powering past their semi final opponents, Sophie beating Lavigne Leung in straight games and Jess beating Yorkshire’s Lucy Walker this time in 3 games.
The final was always going to be a very difficult match for both girls with both knowing the other’s game so well. It was Jess who managed to hold her nerve this time to win 21-15 21-16 and take home the gold with Sophie winning an excellent silver medal.
Congratulations to all 3 Leicestershire players on their achievements!