Robin competes with best of British

PUBLISHED: 10:53 17 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:59 04 May 2010

TENNIS prodigy Robin Goodman competed against some of the best young players in Britain in the national under-16 qualifying event in Bournemouth last week. The 14-year-old from Littleport was the youngest of the 96 stars who were vying for one of the eig

TENNIS prodigy Robin Goodman competed against some of the best young players in Britain in the national under-16 qualifying event in Bournemouth last week.

The 14-year-old from Littleport was the youngest of the 96 stars who were vying for one of the eight qualifying positions.

After a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, victory against Staffordshire's Darcy Crawford and a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Nikki Roenn, Goodman was knocked out by Alistair Fenton, from Somerset. The score was 6-0, 6-2.

The eight qualifiers go on to compete alongside the nation's highest-ranked 24 players in the nationals.


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