Vilamoura International U14 displays young Irish talent

Vilamoura International U14 displays young Irish talent

Vilamoura International U14 displays young Irish talent

 

The young athletes competing in Vilamoura, Portugal this week are working extremely hard to earn titles while abroad.  Jennifer Timotin defeated Costanca Cruz Crespo of Portugal 6-3 6-3, earning a spot in the 3rd round against Germany’s Vivian Wolff.  Timotin fell 6-2 6-1 to Wolff, eliminating her from the tournament.  Eimear Maher too worked diligently against her opponents, easily defeating her first one, Vittoria Pastorino of Italy 6-0 6-4.  Unfortunately,  Maher fell in the 2nd round to Marta Oliveira on a scoreline of 7-6 6-1. Lastly of the U14 girls, Georgia Drummy had a splendid week in Portugal.  Irina Shetinina of Russia was the first player to fall to Drummy, with a scoreline of 6-2 5-7 6-4.  Drummy then beat out her next opponent, Mariana Roacha of Portugal 6-3 all. She advanced to the quarter finals, beating Lily Reynolds of Great Britain 4-6 6-1 6-0. However, Drummy lost to Russia’s Kristina Kislyak 6-0 6-1. Georgia Drummy and Jennifer Timotin were also paired as partners for doubles, but fell in the second round to Portugal’s Marta Oliveira and Sofia Sualehe 6-0 6-2. Anna Botwell and Eimear Maher played Joana Ferreira and Mariana Rocha of Portugal, but lost 7-6 7-6.

 

The young men competing in Portugal did not have as much success as the young ladies in the singles, but have done exceptionally well in doubles. After both suffering devastating first and second round losses in singles, Simon Carr and Morgan Lane will be playing in the second round of doubles today against Joao Antonio and Duarte Vale, both of Portugal. Carr and Lane fought to the death in the first round, defeating Martim Prata and Guilherme Sergio on a scoreline 4-6 6-3 14-12. Sadly, the boys were unable to advance to the third round, but gave a fighting effort.

 

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