Congratulations to Sam (8S) who played in The Junior Orange Bowl in the US before the end of term.
Sam played in warm up tournaments before the main event to become acclimatised where he lost to the Canadian number 16 before going on to beat the Canadian number 17 and number 14 in consolation matches.
The main draw for the Orange Bowl started Wednesday 15 December and Sam went on to win his first match before facing his next opponent who was ranked 8th in America. Despite the loss in that match, Sam went on to win his two consolation matches against the US number 107 and the Canadian number 1. His next game saw Sam up against a player ranked 10th in America and, after a well-fought match, Sam lost 6-2 and 6-4.
Sam's results placed him 32-48th out of 128 players at the tournament! This is a fantastic result on such a big and prestigious stage in the junior division.
Well done, Sam!