Lewis wins AEGON British Tour event

Chris Lewis upheld Welsh honour by winning the AEGON British Tour competition in Cardiff. The Cardiff-based Neath player, currently ranked fifth in Wales, beat Richard Gabb, from Somerset, 6-4, 6-2, in the final at the Wales National Tennis Centre.

Lewis, aged 29, had previously beaten Wales’ number two, James Hignett, of Cardiff 7-5, 6-3 in the semi-final. Last year, Lewis was runner-up in the same tournament. He went on to represent Wales in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where he and Josh Milton reached the doubles quarter-finals.

“It feels great to still be able to perform at a high enough level to win these types of event,” he said. “I had just taken some juniors on tour in Turkey and was able to get some good practice in there, which seemed to help.

“I’m now looking forward to taking this form into the summer events.”

Peter Drew, chief executive of Tennis Wales, added: “I congratulate Chris on an excellent performance - it’s great to see a Welsh player winning a high-level event here in Wales.” 

For information about tennis in Wales, please contact Tennis Wales at 029 20 463335 or www.tennis.wales.org


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