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WHAT A TOURNAMENT WEEK !!!!

September 2015 - Herodotou Tennis Academy ITF U18 tournament will be remembered as one of the most unique tennis tournaments ever organized  in Cyprus.
Prior to commence the tournament, there was not a single sign that all our preparations for successful organization of another international tennis event will be annulled by the unpredictable force of nature.
 
Qualification draw matches has started in a traditional climate conditions of Cyprus - lot of sunshine and warm weather. But, it was not scheduled by nature to finish that way - Monday, 09th of September brought the strongest ever dust storm in Cyprus. Dust & sand from Middle East area have covered Cyprus entirely and it was necessary to communicate the ITF and local health authorities to ensure that the tournament could go on. Blue sky of Cyprus has turned into muddy yellow color and always strong and bright sun was barely visible due to heavy dust quilt cover.
  

Courts Before After Washing

Nevertheless, the Academy's staff made extraordinary efforts to ensure that tournament continues going smoothly and performed long hours night washing
of all courts thus creatings the best possible playing conditions to all players. 
 
The following picture could do the best justice of the previous statement
 
Going toward the end of the tournament week the dust was slowly leaving our area, almost creating a space for an extreme heat wave to take place. 39 degrees (real feel 42) is not traditional coastal temperature (especially in September) in Cyprus, so we have to give our biggest credit to all participants, which did give their best and offered us some great matches.
 
 
 
Additionally, Cyprus players made this tournament very special indeed - both winners (in Boys U18 and Girls U18 categories) were Cypriot players. This could proof the statement that Cyprus tennis plays significant role in European Junior tennis and, if supported well, our today's junior stars could become world-class senior players. 
 
 
 
The winners in all categories were:
 
BOYS SINGLES U18 - Winner CHRISTOFOROU Costandinos (CYP)
BOYS SINGLES U18 - Runner Up MOLLOY Jack (GBR)
    
 
 
 
BOYS DOUBLES U18 - Winners

DRAPPER Ben (GBR)

MOLLOY Jack  (GBR)

BOYS DOUBLES U18 - Runners Up

BERRETTINI Jacopo (ITA)

MASHTAKOV Nikita  (UKR)

 
            
                                                                
         
                                                Complete ITF BD U18 draw
 
 
 
 
 
GIRLS SINGLES U18 - Winner OMIROU Eliza (CYP)
GIRLS SINGLES U18 - Runner Up BJORKLUND Mirjam (SWE)
 
 
 
GIRLS DOUBLES U18 - Winners

OMIROU Eliza (CYP)

BJORKLUND Mirjam (SWE)

GIRLS DOUBLES U18 - Runners Up

DRUMMY Georgia (IRL)

TIMOTIN JENNIFER (IRL)

       
                                                                 
                                                           
 
 
 
                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITF U18 2015 All players Officials