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Nadia in nationals

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 22, 2012

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BODMIN'S Nadia Rawson, pictured, has qualified for the national finals of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon Under 14 tennis tournament.

And although the competition is not being staged at The All England Club this year because of the Olympics, Nadia's achievement is still fantastic.

Nadia, representing the Leverton Williams Academy, beat Penzance's Arielle Fitkin (also of Leverton) 3-5, 4-2, 1-0 (10-5) in the county final at Heron Tennis Centre in Newquay on Sunday.

The National Finals are usually held at Wimbledon but with the grass courts being used for the Olympics, they will now take place at the prestigious Bank of England sports ground in Roehampton, adjacent to the LTA National Tennis Centre, from August 13 to 18.

Players from clubs across Cornwall qualified for the county finals, with the prize of reaching the national finals in London at stake.

The boys' final was won by Kieran Roskell-Thomas of Truro (Leverton Williams Academy) who defeated Taght McLean of Newquay (Heron Tennis Centre) 4-1, 4-1.

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