Megan in smashing form at Wimbledon
TENNIS ace Megan Wright from Carbrooke played at Wimbledon in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon tennis finals. All finalists were placed in boxes of four, winners and runners-up went through to the main draw, and third and fourth went into the consolation draw.
TENNIS ace Megan Wright from Carbrooke played at Wimbledon in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon tennis finals.
All finalists were placed in boxes of four, winners and runners-up went through to the main draw, and third and fourth went into the consolation draw.
Fourteen-year-old Megan had a tough opening match and played very well to win the first set 6-2.
The second set was much harder as Megan's opponent began to find her rhythm and push Megan deep at the baseline.
Megan kept her cool and decided to approach the net on several points to mix up the game.
She played more attacking tennis from the net which won her more games.
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Megan edged ahead, leading 4-1 in the second set but she switched off for a bit, and the second set was then to be decided on a tie break, which Megan won 7-4, final score, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).
Megan's second match was also tough and due to rain, the match was played on clay. Both players found the surface slippery and difficult to play on.
After a few games with the score tied at four games all, Megan began to up her game, winning the first set on a tie break 7-3. Megan continued to play well in the second set, winning the set without dropping a game 7-6 (7-3) 6-0.
After day one, Megan was winning the group. Day two started much the same for Megan winning her final match
6-1,6-0 and she therefore finished as group winner.
She was then put into the main draw where she was to meet a runner-up from another group.
Megan had a great game, winning the match, 6-1. 6-3.
In the last 16 Megan met fellow Norfolk player Klara Moolman, both girls played brilliantly in the match and with a match lasting over two hours Megan was the eventual winner, 6-3,7-6 (7-3).
In the quarter-final Megan was to meet her toughest opponent, number one seed Freya Christie from Nottinghaam. Megan worked very hard in the match mixing up the play, but lost to a tough player who then went on to win the tournament.
An excellent week for Megan, as the only Norfolk player to make it through to the quarter-finals and she enjoyed the experience of playing at Wimbledon on the grass courts.
Meanwhile Megan and Harry Weeds (Hethersett) were the stars of the Norwich Junior Parks Tournament, winning five and four titles respectively.
Megan notched a hat-trick of singles wins, picking up the 14, 16 and 18/u titles with Katie McKenna runner-up in all three before teaming up with Harry to claim the 18/u mixed doubles title.
Harry also won the 16/u and 18/u finals and joined forces with Stephen Harlow to win the doubles in both age groups.
The tournament, in it's 60th year, took place after a last-minute venue change to the Norfolk Health and Racquets Club, the second venue switch in as many years.
The tournament committee were extremely grateful to Stuart Silvester and the club for accommodating the event at short notice.