Tennis: Euan McIntosh tops UK under-18 rankings

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BLACKHALL’S Euan McIntosh has capped a memorable fortnight at Craiglockhart by being confirmed at the top of the British under-18 boys’ tennis rankings, overtaking Dorset’s Adam Glynn by winning his first Scottish Open junior championship.

Following up at the weekend in the AEGON junior international at the same venue McIntosh partnered Gloucestershire’s Chris Morrow, the British No.4, to victory in the boys doubles, defeating Jay Clark and Daniel Little, seeded two places higher at No.2,

The McIntosh/Morrow combination won 6-2, 5-7 and 10-8 in the champions tie-break,

McIntosh can now look forward with even greater anticipation to enrolling at Iowa’s Drake University on a tennis scholarship during the summer having recently left Edinburgh’s Royal High School.

Hopes of a Blackhall double in the junior international were dashed when Millie Stretton was unable to reverse the seeding order in going down in straight sees to Romania’s Karola Bejenaru, the favourite, in the girls’ under-18 singles.

In the East under-12 county cup competition at Bolton East, Scotland boys, represented by Jacob Fearnley, Calum Robinson, Alex Mikheev and Robbie Croll finished third.