Printer Friendly

Hannah's heartache.

Byline: Peter Swingler

FOURTEEN-year-old Hannah Grady, one of Warwickshire's top tennis juniors, came within a tie-break yesterday of becoming the National 15 and Under Champion.

Hannah lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-7 to Claire Peterzan of Surrey in the 15 and Under National Junior Championships at Bournemouth's West Hants Lawn Tennis Club.

Hannah who had been seeded No. 1, became the National Champion at 12 and Under after being trained by professional coach Gary Naughton - Warwickshire Senior County Closed Champion - at Solihull Arden club.

Hannah who is a Warwickshire Junior County player, has already played for Great Britain in international matches in France, Italy and the USA.

Last year she was given a European Tennis Association ranking of 13, making her the highest rank Great Britain and Western European player in her age group.
COPYRIGHT 2002 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Tennis
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2002
Words:132
Previous Article:Kiwis' stunning win in Tri-Nations clash; SOUTH AFRICA 23 NEW ZEALAND 30.
Next Article:Sunday Roast: Sorry Villa, relegation is calling...


Related Articles
Hannah is making her mark; TENNIS.
Arden title triumph for Grady.
City youngsters turn potential into titles; TENNIS: DUO CONTINUE GOOD PROGRESS IN JUNIOR RANKS.
Tennis: Wimbledon 2001: ARVIND PAR EXCELLENCE.
TENNIS: WIMBLEDON: Grady pipped in thriller.
I miss my girl Jenna.
TENNIS: WIMBLEDON 2003: Hannah on victory trail.
TENNIS: Hannah's on line for place in the top 100.
Local hero Hannah aims for third time lucky; TENNIS.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |