Czechs enjoy Tarbes
The 37th edition of Les Petits As has drawn to a close after another great week showcasing the best junior talent at the 14 & Under tournament in France.
Czech Republic won both the boys’ and girls’ singles as well as the girls’ doubles.
The girls’ final was a much-anticipated battle between the Tennis Europe Junior Tour’s top two players. On this occasion, the #1, Linda Fruhvirtova was simply too strong for Sofia Costoulas of Belgium. The final encounter lasted a mere 41 minutes, and there was not much that Costoulas could do as her Czech opponent was unrelenting, conceding just one game. Both players had advanced to the final without much drama, but in the end, it was the Czech player who was able to deliver the goods.
In contrast the boys’ final was a tense three-set affair, with the winner’s trophy again falling in to Czech hands. Having dropped the first set, eleventh seed Vojtech Petr sealed the deal with a 4-6 6-4 7-6(1) victory which is the biggest win of his young career.