Berkshire school: Thomis takes title

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Felix Thomis of the Hill Primary School secured the Under-11 Boys title to book himself a place at the ESTTA Butterfly Schools National Finals in Wolverhampton in April by overcoming challenges from Mo Cook of Caversham Park Primary and Jude Sullivan-Barnes of Caversham Primary School in straight sets.

Competing for the first time in the Berkshire Schools competition, Shae Thakker of Langley Grammar in Slough despatched his opponents in straight sets, including his 3-0 encounter against Daniel Buckle of Blessed Hugh Faringdon School in the final, to claim his first county title in the Under-13 Boys.

Harry Munro of The Willink School was pushed all the way to the fifth by Thomas Perkins of Highdown School in his Under-16 Boys semi-final before closing it out with a more comfortable 3-0 victory in the final against Joe Barraclough of Reading School.

In the absence of Gus Thomis and Sam Liu, his club-mates from Kingfisher, Josh Gallen of Forrest School was dominant in the Under-19 competition and eased his way to the title with his straight-set wins including the final against Ryan Hong of Leighton Park School.

Anaya Patel of Kendrick School and Jacco Hui of Leighton Park School completed the county representation in the Under-13 and Under-16 Girls categories respectively.

Under-11 Boys: 1 Felix Thomis, 2 Mo Cook, 3 Jude Sullivan-Barnes

Under-13 Boys: 1 Shae Thakker, 2 Daniel Buckle, 3Andy Yuen & Dylan Cook

Under-16 Boys: 1 Harry Munro, 2 Joe Barraclough, 3 Thomas Perkins & Lawrence Pennant-Jones

Under-19 Boys: 1 Gosh Gallen, 2 Ryan Hong, 3 Andre Chu

Under-13 Girls: Anaya Patel

Under-16 Girls: Jacci Hui

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