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Rhiwbina’s Tom wins ITF Seniors Championship

Congratulations to Rhiwbina Tennis Club’s Tom James, who won the ITF Seniors Championship on the grass courts at Harpenden.

Tom James (right) with his trophy

Playing in the 40+ category, Tom beat David Tarascio of Australia 6-1 6-4 in the first round, and a walkover 6-0 6-0 over fellow Brit Jaime Cotton in round two.

This took him to a hard-fought semi-final clash with Brazilian Marcio Sugui, which he won 6-7(4) 6-4 1-0(2).

In the final, he faced Lithuania’s Laimis Gruodis – a match which Tom won 6-4 6-1.

The victory marks Tom’s sixth ITF singles title, and his second on grass. The full results can be seen here.

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