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Last weekend was a busy one for our tennis players and results are as follows:

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BISP Mini Orange Competition:

Saturday 10th September saw our in-house mini orange competition take place, which is a great starter tournament for our players aged year 4 and below.

In a great event with 16 players, all players competed in a round robin group of 4 before 3 players in each group progressed to the knock outs.

There were many very close matches on route to the final and it is a pleasure to see how far the children have come.

Winner – Birdy, Runner Up – Zach Lamantia – 10-2

Click here to watch the Facebook video: www.facebook.com/tennisphuket/videos/322849001401811/

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Phuket Town – Toyota Ranking Event – Under 10, 12, 14 & 18 Boys & Girls:

Held over 2 days, sat 10th & sun 11th September saw 8 BISP/RPT Tennis players competing.

Results are below:

Chathu Nilaweera:

11 year old Chathu played both the 12 & 14 & Under events, after relatively easy rounds in both events Chathu met with one of Thailands top players in the semi finals of the Under 14 event in Knot.  Having lost to Knot in a previous encounter 6 months ago Chathu has improved and learnt the way to overcome such players, this time round was a different story with Chathu coming out with an 8-5 victory.  In the final of the 14 & Under event Chathu was playing his 5th match of the day and it was just too much, eventually losing 8-4.  The 12 & Under final was a different story with Chathu winning easily 8-2 against Farouk.

Vichi Nilaweera & Anzac:

Both players took part in the 10 & Under event which saw both reach the final to face each other.  Vichi came out on top with a 8-4 victory.  Its a great to have 2 of Thailands top 10 & Under players at BISP.

Oshini:

Oshini took part in the Under 14 & 18 girls event.  Oshini became champion in the 14 & Under event winning a close final 9-7.  In the 18 & Under event, 13 year old Oshini did extremely well to reach the final before losing out 8-3 to her much older opponent.

Kevin Hansen:

14 year old Kevin was competing in the 16 & 18 & Under events.  In the 16 & Under event Kevin won his quarter final 8-1 to reach the semi final.  In the 18 & Under event Kevin was very impressive with an 8-0 victory in the last 16 against the NO.4 seed.  The quarter final saw Kevin up against the No.1 seed in the 18s and whilst ahead 6-4 Kevin overcame an injury to his right arm to eventually win 9-8 on a tie breaker.  Due to this injury unfortunately Kevin had to pull out of both the 16 & 18 & Under semi finals and settle for 3rd place in both.

Turquoise:

Turquoise took part in the 18 & Under event and took an impressive 3rd place.

Jazzmin Conrad/Hugo Matsui/Hayden Chakrabandhu:

All were taking part in this event to gain some valuable match experience.  All players lost in close matches and have shown much improvement and also that they are capable of competing at this level.  Oshini & Vichi lost a close doubles final against Chathu & Hayden 6-3.

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BISP RPT Tennis Academy Head Coach Lee Austrin says, “Well done to all the players and also all the coaches that have been working extremely hard to help improve our players.  BISP tennis is clearly on the way up and we are all very excited for the future of our players.”

Learn more about tennis at BISP: www.bisphuket.ac.th/tennis