Sophie Drakeford-Lewis makes her mark, winning the first National event of the year

Great job to EBI player Sophie Drakeford-Lewis who today won the 14&U National Tour Finals at the National Tennis Centre with a 6-2, 6-4 win over second seed Jodie Burrage. Sophie worked incredibly hard over the weekend to live up to her No. 1 seeding, overcoming in-form Lauren John-Baptiste in a gruelling 3 sets yesterday in what was the match of the tournament. (See Sophie pictured below alongside National 14&U coach Helen Reesby)

Well done also to Holly Hutchinson who lost in the doubles final of the Grade 5 ITF in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend. In a thrilling final, Holly and her partner Alena Mashtoakova (RUS) lost 6-7, 6-3 (13-11).