Rosie, Maria and Harry fly the flag

Norfolk players Rosie Evans, Maria Andrews and Harry Weeds were singles winners at the 56th Official Cromer Junior Lawn Tennis Tournament; scooping the 9u girls, 14u girls, and Men's singles titles respectively.

The tournament received a record 284 entries and the strength of competition was once again buoyed by groups from Suffolk, Warwickshire and Northumberland among others.

Evans emerged victorious from a three set, all-Norfolk final against Monica Raviraj to win Thursday's 9 and under girls' singles.

The 14 and under final also featured a Norfolk player on each side of the net as Andrews beat Madeleine Brooks to claim the title. Andrews also reached the 16u girls' final but lost out to Abigail Amos.

Weeds had lost in the 18 and under semis but produced an excellent display to beat Warwickshire's Richard Tuck in the Men's final.


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Norfolk players had more success in doubles events as Brooks partnered Klara Moolman to victory in the 14u girls whilst Johnnie Carmichael-Plester recovered from his singles final loss to win the 14u boys' doubles with Samuel Smith from Leamington.

Moolman and Carmichael-Plester then combined to beat Alex McNaughton and Brooks in the 14u mixed final.

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Weeds and partner Stephen Harlow defeated 18u singles finalists Jacob East and Chris Wood in the 18u boys' doubles final and Owen Tudor teamed up with Warwickshire's Luke Hammond to win the 12u boys' doubles.

Other Norfolk finalists included Tudor in the 12u boys' singles, Scott Whiting in the 8u boys' singles, Katherine Barnes in the 10u girls' singles, Lucy McKenna in the 12u girls' doubles and Finlay Rowan in the U14 restricted boys' singles.

Cromer Lawn Tennis Club thanked referee Derek Perry and his team Carol Wright and Linda Wynne and also the refreshments staff who work so hard during the tournament period.

Grounds man Matthew Jordan ensured that the Cromer grass courts were in superb condition as always.

• Olivia Nicholls won the 16u girls' singles at the 90th Bournemouth Open last week, winning six straight matches without the loss of a set to claim the title.

Nicholls, seeded eleventh, took out second seed and national number five Elle Stokes, tenth seed Alexia Yannaros and finally fourth seed Kim Schmider in the final.

The Bournemouth Open is played at the West Hants Club, predominantly on clay and is usually contested by some of the top juniors in the country.

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