October 28th, 2016

Alveston juniors claim a string of runner-up spots at Warwickshire Restricted Doubles tournament

Updated: 1:39 pm, Feb 11, 2016

IT PROVED to be a frustrating weekend for Alveston juniors after coming away from the Warwickshire Restricted Doubles tournament with a healthy haul of silver medals, but no outright golds.

In the first contest of the day, Venus Aun battled to silver with her partner Keerti Nain in a fiercely contested group with no pairing able to win all their Under-11 girls matches.

Across the hall, team mate Tom Weaver and Solihull’s Dominic Heapey were pipped to the silver in the Under-11 boys event and had to settle for bronze.

In girls Under-13 event, Alveston’s one gold came in the shape of Faith Christopherson who partnered Warwickshire College’s Nina Rathbone to bring home one winner’s medal.

They went through the group unbeaten, including inflicting the only defeat on Alveston pairing Lily Yang and Amy Dunnakey who finished with silver.

Alveston were made to settle for a runner-up spot again in the boys Under-13 event with Ollie Wear partnering Rugby’s Dylan Mistry to second spot.

Ollie won silver again in the mixed event when he paired up with Ruby Sinclair but they were beaten in the final by Dylan and his Racqueteers partner Esha Tumber

It was silver again for Sam Christopherson and Gopi Sabanadesan who started well but were ultimately denied after tasting defeat at the hands of Knowle’s Harrison Franks and Rugby’s Isaac Porter.

Owain Culley and Stephen Webb, who were entering their first competitive tournament,  performed well but were beaten into fourth place despite some spirited play.

And long term member James Martin partnered club newcomer James Harvey to a silver medal in the boys Under-17 event in what was the final match of the weekend.