JOOLA Plymouth players shine at Inter Regional Finals
Gemma Kerr of South West defeated East Midlands’ top seed Darcie Proud in four games to add to the individual Cadet singles Gold to her team Gold medal.
In the only final to feature the top two seeds, Gemma recovered from losing the first game and said: “Last time I played Darcie I lost and the last time I played (semi-final opponent) Federica Bonato I also lost, so I was a bit nervous. But it’s been the best day ever!”
Proud got through her semi-final in three against Gracie Edwards, but Kerr needed all five against Bonato, winning it 5-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4.
Fourth seed Alice Hazell was surprisingly eliminated in the groups, Emily Haskell and Isabella Hudson prevailing, while third seed Medha Verma, who finished runner-up in her group, was defeated by Kerr in four games in the first knockout round.
The previous day Gemma teamed up with Emily Haskell to win a brilliant Girls Cadet team Gold.
Plymouths’ Erin Richards had a fantastic tournament which culminated in an under 11 girls Bronze medal to add to her Under 11 team Gold medal. Erin put in a fantastic team performance the previous day and and proves all her hard work and training pays off !!
In the singles semi final Runner Up Lacorte needed five sets to beat Erin 3-2 (11-4, 13-11, 4-11, 9-11, 11-7), Erin had sunk seeds in the quarter-finals, with Erin seeing off fourth seed Saskia Key in four sets.
The South West Team won the whole event which was a fantastic achievement and featured club and TDC players:
Gemma Kerr, Emily Haskell, Angharad Beman, Erin Richards, Ptolemy Beman, Uther Kingdom along with local club players Mari Baldwin, Herbie Sage & Jakub Piwowar.
Thanks to all the players parents and especially Roger Bowkett & Kris Piwowar for helping on the day.