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.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)|
|Date:||Aug 11, 2002|
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