TENNIS: Grantham teen Tom reaches final of Leicester tournament
Grantham Tennis Club youngster Tom White enjoyed a successful weekend, reaching the final of an under-16s tournament at Knighton Tennis Centre in Leicester that featured a number of overseas players.
A bye and a second round victory against Staffordshire’s Andrew John 4-2 4-2, was soon followed by a 5-3, 4-2 win over fourth seed Rohit Sunku in the semi-final.
A final against top seed and highly rated Ireland-based player Adebola Obasoto was Tom’s reward.
A tight first set went with serve to 3-3 and after chances to go ahead, Tom lost it 5-3.
This was followed by two tight first games which went against him, before losing overall 5-3, 4-0, but it was a commendable effort nonetheless.