Cadet & Junior 6 Nations Report

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Russell Moore

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Last weekend saw the Junior and Cadet Six Nations take place on the Isle of Man with England coming away as victors in six of the eight disciplines on show.

The team events were completed dominated by England with all four ages taking the top prize while remaining unbeaten throughout the competition.  Most impressive were the Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls who both won all of their matches 5-0.

The Cadet Boys of Danny Lawrence and Sam Mabey won every single one of their singles and doubles games against Isle of Man, Guernsey, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to comfortably bring the title home.

The Cadet Girls of Maria Tsaptsinos and Lois Peake also won all their games 5-0 although they did not face any opponents from the host country who could not raise a cadet team.

The Junior Boys (Helshan Weerasinghe and Adam Harrison) also took home the title with five wins although they had it tougher going with the game against Scotland ending in a particularly close 3-2 win – Weerasinghe’s double over Colin Dalgleish and Scott Barton proving crucial.

Finally, the Junior Girls made up of Jessica Dawson and Vicky Smith won all four of their matches. The only defeat they suffered in all was a doubles defeat to the Irish pair of Ashley Givan and Edel O’Reilly, however, they did win the match 4-1.

In the individual tournament the competition was much closer. Once again the English cadet players proved their strength with all the English players reaching the final.

In the boys final Sam Mabey took the title with a 3-1 win over Danny Lawrence while in the girls final, Maria Tsaptsinos beat Lois Peake 3-0 to return home victorious.

The Junior competitions, however, did not result in English victories. Helshan Weerasinghe, who won every match in the team event, lost to Scott Barton 3-2 in the group which meant he had to face fellow Englishman Adam Harrison in the semi-final.

He won 3-0 to play Colin Dalgleish in the final but the Scotsman exacted his revenge after the team defeat to beat Weerasinghe 3-2 and claim the individual title.

In the Junior Girls it was Chloe Thomas from Wales who emerged victorious with a 3-1 final victory over Jessica Dawson. Thomas had also put out Vicky Smith 3-1 in the semi-final.

Click here for a full list of English individual results.

Click here for a full list of English team results.

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