Experience wins the day as 10is Academy suffer opening day blow
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Despite the bright skies, fortunes on the court were not so forthcoming after opening day defeat for one of 10is Academy’s junior teams.
After going 3-1 down following the first round of matches, the Ely club failed to recover and lost 9-1 to Cambridge Academy in LTA National League Regional Division Two on Saturday.
Sebastien Scaux, head coach at 10is Academy, said: “Experience won the day.
“Three out of four of our players never played any official matches before. Cambridge Academy played better than we did; they were solid.”
However, the 12U boys’ team, who were involved in a thrilling contest with Peterborough City in Division One. did win.
Alex Shackleton, 10is Academy’s number one player, had won the first match 7-5.
But after losing the second set, the Peterborough player held his nerve to clinch the third set 11-9 having saved two match points in what was the longest match of the league so far at two hours and 26 minutes.
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In doubles’ competition, there was less drama for Cassius Pennington and Jeremy Harvey, joined by Alexander Wallart, who won 7-6, 6-1, 6-4, eventually winning by a score of 8-4.
10is Academy’s men’s team return to court at Cambridge on Sunday, May 9, the 12U boys return to action on May 16 while the nine & under mixed play on May 23.