22 Aug 2020 William Fry Junior Lawn Tennis Championships of Ireland
What a week of fantastic tennis!
The 2020 William Fry Junior Lawn Tennis Championships of Ireland took place in Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club from Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd August. The atmosphere that was once filled by spectators was missed this year as we get used to ‘the new normal’ but the week was still action packed!
195 players entered across 8 events, playing a total of 184 matches and despite Storm Ellen and further Covid-19 restrictions introduced during the week, all the players put on a great display of tennis, demonstrating that the future looks bright for tennis in Ireland.
The finals took place on Saturday 22nd August for the 8 events.
In the Boys U12 no.2 seed Zac Naughton defeated no.1 seed Charlie Riley for the title in a close 2 set match (7-5, 6-3). In the Girls U12 Jenny Marsh proved strong as the no.1 seed, defeating Lydia Brennan (no.5 seed) 6-1, 6-2. Both girls had a great week at the championships this year.
In the Boys U14 final, no.1 seed Sean O’Nuallain defeated Scott Barron to take the trophy while in the Girls U14, Anna Cherico defeated Rachel Reid 6-2, 6-2. Both girls were unseeded for the event but had each had a great week with competitive matches. In the Boys U16 no. 2 seed Nathan Slattery defeated Daniel Borisov 6-3, 6-1 to win the final and in the Girls U16, Rachel McCrum (seeded no.2) defeated Juliette O’Hanlon in a close 2 set match (6-4, 6-4).
In the Boys U18, no.2 seed Conor Gannon won the title this year, defeating the no.1 seed Ammar Elamin 6-2, 6-2. In the Girls U18 event, Juliana Carton (seeded no.4) defeated Sarah O’Connor (no.5 seed) 6-2, 6-2 to win the trophy.
Congratulations to all the 2020 finalists!
You can check out all the results from the week here: https://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=8DF7574D-AC18-4470-A8D4-F0DDAFC7C590
Well done to all the players on a great week of competitive tennis.
We would like to say a big thank you to William Fry for their continued generous support of this event and Irish tennis and also to Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club for their hard work in the lead up to and throughout the week, implementing all Covid-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of staff, officials, players, parents and guardians.