Tennis: Adam is living up to his top billing

First published in Youth Sport by

BOURNEMOUTH’S Adam Glynn is fast becoming recognised as a potential British tennis star of the future.

The West Hants member (CHECK) is ranked as the number one player in the United Kingdom for both the 16-and-under and 18-and-under age groups.

In his latest tournament appearance, Glynn reinforced his status as the top-ranked player by racing to victory at the Grade 3 Regional 18-and-under Tour competition at Poole’s Virgin Health and Racquets Club.After receiving a bye in the first round, Glynn faced Middlesex’ Cheraag Bajwa for a place in the semi-finals.

The Dorset player was in no mood to hang around and quickly dispatched his opponent in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

The win set up a clash with Cem Ortel from neighbouring Hampshire.

Again, Glynn didn’t take long to beat his opponent as he stormed to another straight sets victory, dropping just a single game in a 6-0, 6-1 win.

The final saw Glynn come up against the tournament’s third seed Alistair Hobson, who had narrowly beaten Adam’s brother Sam 2-6, 7-6(3), 1-0(5) in the other semi-final match.

Glynn was again on top form as he swept aside Surrey’s Hobson in another straight sets victory, winning 6-2, 6-1.

He dropped only six games in his three matches on the way to the tournament crown.

Oliver Brown (Bournemouth) and Callum Forder (Weymouth), also played in the tournament and both lost to players that were then beaten by Glynn in the following rounds.

Brown was forced to retire from his first round match against Cheraag Bajwa, in which he was a set down.

Forder, meanwhile, won through to the quarter-finals after beating Dominic Pearson (Surrey) in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

The Weymouth player was then beaten 6-3, 6-0 by Cem Ortel in the quarter-finals.

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