Jeannie Barcia became the under 14 champion of the X11 tournament at the The Royal Tennis Club this weekend.
After a marathon semi-final match, that lasted for two hours and forty five minutes, against Sofía Marinesco, a strong player with a hard hitting forehand and backhand top spin. After losing the first set 4-6, Jeannie used her powerful forehand and backhand drives to take the second set 6-1. The match then went into a super tie-break which Jeannie, now full of confidence, won (10-5). During the match Jeannie fell three times whilst trying to return very difficult balls, it was a very emotional match.
The final score to Jeannie: 4-6, 6-1, (10-5)
The final was against Maria who was physically taller than Jeannie with powerful serves, forehands and backhands. However, Jeannie, full of confidence after the semi-final, won the championship after a good match.
The final score to Jeannie: 6-1, 6-4