The U17 Gloucestershire Bronze held on 17th March gave our home grown players a good chance to showcase their talent and test themselves against good quality players from across the country.
The day kicked off with the mixed doubles. The only player to make it through to the knockout stages was PC player Jacob Weekes with partner Susanna Ogden. The claimed the gold winning a tough final holding their nerve to win 22-20. A great start to the day.
Onto the singles and our sole representative in the Girls singles was Kajal Patel. Unfortunately she found herself in the same Group as the top seed and couldn’t progress through her group, but an invaluable experience.
The boys singles saw more players from Gloucestershire and the PC in action. Tom Kerley and Ansh Nair paired against some strong players and putting up good fights but were unable to progress. The knockout stages saw County player Scott McKenzie and PC player Jacob Weekes safely navigate through opposite sides of the draw to face each other in the final. And it didn`t disappoint with a very close game! Scott McKenzie winning in a high quality match 22-20, well done to both of you!
The day concluded with the Mens Doubles and some tired bodies on court meant only the double event specialist Raiph Ackroyd made it through to knockout stages. With partner Tyler Lee-Allen they cruised through the group and knockout stages winning the tournament with a comfortable 21-10 scoreline in the final.