Saturday 28th October and many of the U15 Team Leics PC players travelled south to Bath for the second gold standard event of the season. Although injuries curtailed some efforts in both mixed doubles and singles, there were no such problems in the levels doubles for our #1 stars Luke Hoult & Sophie Watson, both of whom came away with a brilliant bronze medal……
For Luke (and partner Jake Prentice) progressing through to Sunday’s play was a reward for winning the group stage the previous day which then set up a tough semi final against Dan McMillan & Joseph Scott. After losing the first 21-17, Luke & Jake came back strongly to win the second set 21-16 but were unable to capitalise on this momentum, losing out on a place in the final to 14 in the final set.
It was a similar story in the women’s doubles for Sophie (with partner Megan Brierley). Having made short work of their group by winning both games without dropping a set, a far tougher challenge faced them on Sunday morning in the shape of Leona Lee & Tashvi Parab. Losing 21-15 in the first didn’t deter the East Midlands girls who came back strongly to win the second nail-biter 22-20 but they were unable to hang on for the win.
Congratulations to Luke & Sophie on a fantastic achievement!