Exmouth young tennis player part of Devon Under-10s team that finished runners-up in the Aegon County Cup.

10:49 19 June 2014

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The Devon Under-10 boy’s team finished runners-up in the Aegon County Cup held at Lansdown last weekend, writes Simon Huddart.

Day one saw the team finish in second place in Group B after defeating Somerset

8-0 in a match that saw the team lose only three games.

They then lost to a strong Avon by the same margin, with Avon having the talented James Marshall and they were able to claim victory without dropping a single set!

The squad then trooped back to their hotel where they took part in a ‘friendly’ football match which ended up going to a penalty shoot-out (winners will not be

mentioned as the coach was not on the winning team!).

After dinner at Frankie and Benny’s it was time for some rest and to regroup in the hope of getting past Group A winners Gloucestershire in the morning and earning another shot at Avon.

The morning of day two was a tense affair and two long matches both went the way of Devon with Matt Rutter showing great composure to regroup after losing the second set to come back and win the match tie break against the Gloucester number one.

Exmouth Tennis Centre’s Sebastian Stanbury-Flood was next, toughing out a win in two tie break sets at number two.

Sammy Broomhead couldn’t gain the momentum in his match and

lost in two sets to set up a decisive doubles rubber.

Rutter and Broomhead then produced a fantastic performance to win in two sets and send Devon through to the final.

The Bryan brothers’ chest bump celebration at the end of the doubles was enjoyed by all!

Devon met Avon again in the final and vastly improved on the previous days efforts.

Rutter put in a good display against James Vincent, but couldn’t capitalise on a 2-0 lead in the second set eventually going down 4-0, 4-2.

Broomhead’s opponent was also too strong for him losing 4-1, 4-1. However, Sebastian Stanbury-Flood was able to frustrate his opponent and put too many balls back in court to pick up a fantastic win against Avon number-two Thomas in three sets.

Rutter and Broomhead teamed up again for the decisive doubles and the loss of three games on sudden death deuce in the first set proved crucial with Avon going on to clinch the win and a 6-2 victory.

The Devon team comprised; Matthew Rutter, Jed Platts, Sebastian Stanbury-Flood, Sammy Broomhead and coach Simon Huddart.

Coach Huddart said: “It’s very much a case of well done to all involved for a great team effort and supporting each other so well over the weekend. Next year let’s see if Devon can go one better!”

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