Fresh tactics help Robin retain titles
LITTLEPORT tennis starlet Robin Goodman has retained his under-16 and under-18 titles at the Donarbon Cambridge Junior Open tournament. The 15-year-old faced his friend and doubles partner Matt Nicholson-Lewis in both of Saturday s finals, and the matches
LITTLEPORT tennis starlet Robin Goodman has retained his under-16 and under-18 titles at the Donarbon Cambridge Junior Open tournament.
The 15-year-old faced his friend and doubles partner Matt Nicholson-Lewis in both of Saturday's finals, and the matches proved to be closely fought.
Nicholson-Lewis began strongly in the under-16 final and took a 5-2 lead, but a change of tactics turned the game in Goodman's favour.
Keeping the ball away from his opponent's forehand, Goodman surged back and took the first set on a tie-break.
The turn-around gave Goodman the upper hand and he romped to 6-0 in the second set to win the match.
There was more quality tennis when the duo faced each other again in the under-18 final.
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Again, the first set went to Goodman on a tie-break and the second set remained in the balance until the Littleport teenager broke serve to go 5-3 up.
Goodman held his own serve to take the set 6-3 and win the match.
It was very nearly a third title for Goodman when he paired-up with Nicholson-Lewis in the under-18 doubles final.
The pair won the first set 6-4 but opponents Ed Gee and Christy Brookes hit back to take the second 6-3 and edged the tie break in the third and deciding set.