Tennis, the “City of Prato” in Weekes and Saito – Sport – Tennis

Prato, May 8, 2022 – Large tennis in the central “Ciardi – Focosi” for the final of the 38 International Youth Tournament Sub 18 “City of Prato”. the japanese won sarah saito in the very young Alina Korneva (who was also defeated in the doubles final) and the Canadian Jaden Weekes who beat the New Zealander Jack Loutit with two matches, both ended in the third set. In the double win the Italians Nosei Y Sciahbasi. The winners received the Loris Ciardi Trophy, the Nations Trophy, the Marini Industrie Trophy and the Checcacci Concessionaria Trophy.

Jaden Weekes

The women’s final saw a challenge between two youngsters that we will hear about in the future. The Japanese, born in 2006, while the Russians, who played without a flag, born in 2007, proved to be really excellent players. First set in favor of the Japanese by 62 but there is a return of the Oriental who prevails in the second set by 64. At that time it seemed that the youngest could win the victory but the perseverance and determination of the Japanese made the difference and with several shots along the line he managed to win the challenge and the tournament finishing the race for 64.

In the men’s draw, in a challenge between two lefties, the number one, the Canadian Jaden Weekes (ITF, 40), confirms his solidity and beats the New Zealander Jack Loutit, by 46 64 63. The New Zealander starts better, makes the break and maintains advantage until 4-4 then breaks and closes the first set. In the second the Canadian starts better but the rival manages to recover until 4-4 but Weekes changes his rhythm and wins the second set. In the third tie until 2-2 the Canadian breaks up to 4-2 after Loutit’s recovery but the hook fails and the Canadian who wins the tournament as a favorite ends 6-3.

At the end of the awards ceremony with the presence of the prefect of Prato Adriana Cogode. The tournament director was Antonio Maccio while the referee was Riccardo De Biase. “It was a great tournament in two aspects because we were able to resume the path of a tradition that unfortunately had been interrupted by covid and then see the young people revitalize the club is something unique – explains the president of Tc Prato Marco Romagnoli – 25 nations represented thank you to the entire organization and those who supported the event “” A lot of public and entertainment for a truly unique event – explains the president of Federtennis Toscana Luigi Brunetti – it is nice to see young people from all over the world in our fields “” The Municipality of Prato cannot stop supporting these events – explains Luca Vannucci, councilor for sports of the Municipality of Prato – and we will always be at the side of those who organize international events that represent our city in the world “.

In women’s doubles, the Lithuanian Patricja Paukstyte and the Danish Rebecca Munk Mortensen win 64 26 10-4. In the final they beat the pair Korneeva and Simunyu. In men, the Azzurri Nosei – Sciahbasi won the trophy over the pair Michal Krajci paired with Benjamin Torrealba by 64 64

WEEKES Men’s Final Draw, Jaden [1] (Can b LOUTIT, Jack (Nzl) 46 64 63

Female marker SAITO, Sara [2] (Jpn) – KORNEEVA, Alina 62 46 64

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