Moke victorious in Cadets
Mia continues progression
Moke Warburton played well in the morning to win the under 15’s title at Bishop Auckland. She won all three games in her group without any trouble and progressed as number one seed into the semi-finals. There she played Eve Witterick of Cleveland, a player Moke had beaten, but had also lost to before. This time Moke played some great attacking shots to keep her opponent behind. In fact Moke never looked like being troubled and won easily 3-0 with a deflated Witterick having no answers. In the final she faced Amy Mold whom she had beaten in the group stage. Moke was, in truth comfortable all the way and she completed a very competent victory to take the title.
In the under 18’s Moke had a tough group,with two ofher three opponents ranked above her. She first played Holly Williams of Cleveland and Moke played some great points, but she lost 3-0 all in tight sets. She then played Katie Peacock from Cleveland and despite playing well again she lost 3-1. In her last match in the group Moke again played Mold. For the third time in the day she ran out a comfortable winner. This left Moke in the plate semi final and here she played her opponent from earlier Eve Witterick. Moke dominated again for an easy 3-0 win. In the final Moke amazingly played Mold for the fourth time in the day. Even more amazingly though was the fact that despite leading her opponent by an aggregate of 9 sets to one, this time she found herself 2-0 down. Moke made a spirited effort to recover taking it to 2-2, but a bad start to the fifth meant she couldn’t complete the comeback.
Mia Longman - a future star in the making !
Mia Longman was playing in the age groups above her own. This was due to a lack of under eleven girl entries. Mia’s play improved noticeably through the day as she gained valuable experience in all her matches. She showed some of the good shots she is capable of, but the greater age and experience of her opponents proved to be the deciding factor at the moment. Mia played a straight final for the under elevens as there was just one opponent. Mia won this match easily and it shows how well she could do when playing girls in her own age group.