By Simon Corbishley
East Glos Club once again hosted the Gloucestershire County Tennis Championships from 24-29 August 2015, with 112 players taking part.
This year the tournament took advantage of the club’s seven clay courts and played the majority of the matches on this surface. A further improvement was the sponsorship provided by Auto Village. The two most prestigious tennis competitions of the year at East Glos are now both supported by Auto Village.
- Open Men: Caleb Dyer beat Jasper Richardson
- 18&U Boys: Oliver Palmer beat Jasper Richardson
- 18&U Girls: Ella Mora beat Charlotte Russell
- 16&U Boys: Oliver Palmer beat Miles Johnson-Manley
- 16&U Girls: Georgina Barnes beat Eleanor Findlay
- 14&U Boys: Seth Price beat Maian Minnaar
- 14&U Girls: Charlotte Russell beat Isabella Nunez
- 12&U Boys: Joe McCoubrie beat James Findlay
- 12&U Girls: Alice Howitt beat Anna Barnes
A match of the week candidate was the Open final between Caleb Dyer and Jasper Richardson. A high standard match with very little to choose between the players. Caleb was the narrow victor 6-4 2-6 10-8.
A thrilling performance by Rhodri Atkinson to overcome Sam Tullett (number 2 seed) 4-0 2-4 10-8 in the 18&U event.
Aaron Osmond pushed Oliver Palmer (number 1 seed) in the 18&U event all the way and was eventually defeated 3-5 4-1 10-7
East Glos highlights
Singles champion: Seth Price.
Singles finalists: Jasper Richardson (twice), Eleanor Findlay and James Findlay.
Doubles champions: Jasper Richardson (18&U), Alice Findlay (14&U), Monica Arteaga (14&U), Monty Graveney (12&U) and James Findlay (12&U).
The award for achievement was given to Jasper Richardson for the form he showed through the tournament and the performances he produced in the 3 finals he contested.
Tournament organiser Simon Corbishley says: “I was really pleased with the way the tournament has presented this year. Clay courts for nearly every match and all the extra signage has improved the feel of the tournament. Thank you to Auto Village for their support of the championships. It was great to see so many spectators during the week. Most of the top junior players have been in action and underlining why they are ranked so highly in Great Britain.”