Valuable points for Joe as he takes on cream of Europe

Joe Woolley. NA
Joe Woolley. NA

BOSTON Tennis Club’s Joe Woolley gained some valuable ranking points at last week’s Aegon Junior International held at Wrexham.

Playing some great tennis, Joe reached the main draw of the singles event and the finals of the doubles.

To progress through the qualifying rounds to reach the main draw is always a tough ask but this is exactly what Joe achieved.

He then came up against the number 3 seed Georgiev from Bulgaria in the first round of the main draw. Joe (pictured left) won the first set 6-3 but the Bulgarian player hit back to win the next two 6-2, 6-4.

Undaunted Joe went on to play in the doubles with Joshua Wilson from Cambridge.

In the first round they played two Spanish boys and came through in three sets.

The second round they met a Scot and an Irish boy, and won in straight sets.

In the semi finals they drew the top seeds from Switzerland and France, winning 6-4, 6-4 after some good play from both pairs.

The final brought two Dutch boys and despite a very close first set, Joe and Joshua lost the final in two sets.

This result gives both boys crucial European points, which go towards the important European rankings.

l At Boston Tennis Club the mini-tennis teams finished off the year with wins against Eastgate and Burton Waters.

Boston A beat Eastgate at all three mini-tennis levels – red, orange and green while the Boston B team did really well to beat Burton Waters 2-1.

The orange players in Boston B had a real tussle against the opposition and lost out 3-2 but the whole match was made up of three setters or very tight two set matches.

Players involved in the Boston teams: Victoria Beardsley, Chloe Robinson, Charlotte Priestley, Michael Niedermeier, Daniel Dorey, Jake Sherrick, Lucas East, Matthew Gedney, Joe Allen, William Cheer, Paris Royal, Alastair Boothby, James Smith, Jordan Stone and Eloise Winterflood.

LINCOLNSHIRE MINI-TENNIS LEAGUE

(as at end of December)

Pld Matches Pts

Boston A 4 10-2 8

Grantham 3 9-0 6

Boston B 3 5-4 4

Skegness 3 4-5 4

St James 3 4-5 2

Eastgate 4 3-9 2

DLBW 4 4-8 0

Tennis Buddies 2 0-6 0

l More details: Boston Tennis Club: 01205 355502/www.bostontennis.co.uk