Clean sweep for talented Goodman
IT IS proving to be a hugely successful summer for budding tennis star Robin Goodman. Following two title wins at the Donarbon Cambridge Junior Open earlier this month, the 15-year-old from Littleport continued his winning form at the Cromer Junior Tourna
IT IS proving to be a hugely successful summer for budding tennis star Robin Goodman.
Following two title wins at the Donarbon Cambridge Junior Open earlier this month, the 15-year-old from Littleport continued his winning form at the Cromer Junior Tournament last week.
Robin won all of the events he entered and came away from the Lawn Tennis Association Grade Three event with no fewer than three titles.
The youngster looked to be out of the under-18 boys' singles competition when he lost the first set and faced a match point in the semi-final against Norfolk's Kris Jenkins.
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But Robin battled back, winning the second set on a tie break and dominating the third to win it 6-1.
He continued his winning ways into the final when he played Johnny Wynne, also from Norfolk.
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After winning the first set 6-3, Robin trailed 5-2 in the second but won five games in a row to take the set and the match.
Robin's two other victories came in doubles competitions. In the under-16s, he partnered Cambridgeshire's Matt Nicholson-Lewis and beat Norfolk's Nick Bradley Watson and Alex Moyes in an exciting tie-break.
Robin then teamed-up with Johnny Wynne to take the under-18 doubles title, after a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Nottinghamshire's Alasdair Owers-Bradley and Richard Ayling.
This week, Robin is competing in the Cromer Senior tournament and has successfully progressed through the first round of the adults' and under-21 singles competitions, as well as the adult doubles. He has also been named as a reserve player for the under-16 national championships.