Anya Milne, Luke Mitchell and Jake Haygarth took part in the Grantham 4 star over the weekend. Saturday saw the cadet age groups, Luke the only one to play in the grade 1 event showed his hard work paying off by taking 3rd seeded and England number 22 to the 5th set in the group before losing his next match.
Luke continued his form in the cadet boys eventagain desperately unlucky going down 12-10 in the 5th to number 57, but is showing that he is able to compete at the highest level.
Jake Haygarth won his group including beating the 14th seed 3-0 and under 10's National Champion 3-0 to reach the last 32. Where he meet his team mate team mate from the Croatia open event, With Jake coming through in 5 sets after 4 nervy sets Jake pulled away in the 5th to set up a last 16 match with 4th seed Jakub Piowowor who came away 3-0 winner.
Anya Milne came through her group as runner up to reach the last last 32 where she had to play 4th seed, after a very tight match Anya went down in 4 sets.
Sunday and the Junior Events, the grade 1 juniors saw Anya continue her form and take out 2nd seeded England number 31 but again found Lauren Loosemore to strong.
Luke picked up his first win over the weekend over Callum Parnaby from Hull but with only 1 through he lost his other match.
Jake Haygarth topped his group through count back beating England number 100 junior but losing to a Maltese player, who then lost to the player Jake had beaten. the last 32 saw Jake take out number 76 in England and in the quarters he had Durham team mate and England number 39 Ben Savage, With Jake pulling out a 3-1 win to reach the semis before going down to Joe Hunter 3-1.
in the main event Jake was on paper was the lowest player in his group, and despite his run in the morning he still picked up a win over England number 15 cadet, but found the European number 20 too strong.
Luke again picked up a win over the same player but the other two players were a much higher ranked and a step too far.
Anya made it out of a very difficult group with 2 wins only going down to 5th seed Gemma Keir, the last 16 saw a toppsy turvey match with England number 20, which Anya was unlucky going down 12-10 in the 5th to top off a decent weekend for her, which could have gone very differently with some luck or the other way with a different attitude when things didn't go her way. This was noticed by the organisers and Anya was awarded the Steve Welch Memorial Trophy
"over the weekend Anya has shown great determination even when results weren't going her way , played with a smile on her face and shown a fantastic attitude in general" - organising commitee