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Sophie Tjurina and Seth Briggs-Williams win Wisbech Tennis Club singles finals

By Pete Woodhouse

Two young Wisbech Tennis Club players stole the show at the Singles Finals at the weekend.

Thirteen year-old Sophie Tjurina, who was playing in her first singles final at the club, beat the reigning singles champion Wendy Cropp 6-1, 7-6. In a thrilling final watched by a large crowd, Wendy forced a tie break in the second set, but Sophie hit some blistering shots to become champion. Sophie started playing at the age of 6 and presently plays for Cambridgeshire U14.

Last year she got to play at Wimbledon by winning a National Event the ‘Road to Wimbledon’ competition for the U14s. Sophie attends Thomas Clarkson Academy and is in Year 9.

Seth Briggs-Williams and Sophie Tjurina (16327198)
Seth Briggs-Williams and Sophie Tjurina (16327198)

Seth Briggs-Williams, 14, was defending his title in a repeat of last year’s final against Justin Jackson.

This final saw some very competitive play with long rallies and drop shots, with Seth in control winning 6-3, 6-4. Seth started playing at the age of 4, has been No.1 in the county for the past seven years and is in the U16 age group, where he represents Cambs.

He has won numerous Hunstanton titles. Seth attends Thomas Clarkson Academy and is a Year 10 pupil.

They were presented with their trophies by previous club chairman Sue Pitcher.

Photo : Sue Tolliday

Coaching continues at the club on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, and for more information see www.wisbechtennisclub.org.uk.

Pictured: Seth Briggs-Williams and Sophie Tjurina.


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