Hignett wins AEGON National title

Cardiff teenage tennis prospect James Hignett has won the AEGON Winter National Tour 18U Finals.

He defeated Ravi Patel 6-3 6-2 to take the title at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton on Sunday.

The Tour represents the top-level of age-group tennis in Britain, and the finals involve the top 16 players from the tour.

“There have been a tough few tournaments to get here so it’s nice to finish off with a win,” said James in a post-match interview.

Peter Drew, chief executive of Tennis Wales added: “This is a tremendous victory for James, which reflects the progress he has made and the hard work he has put in.

“I’m delighted for him, and very pleased to acknowledge another high-level success for Welsh tennis.”

Information on tennis in Wales is available from Tennis Wales at 029 2046 3335 or www.tennis.wales.org


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