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Yujiro Onuma has been victorious in the LTA Youth National Series 18





Yujiro Ohnuma has had more national success. Picture: Keith Heppell
Yujiro Ohnuma has had more national success. Picture: Keith Heppell

Yujiro Onuma’s star continues to rise after victory in the LTA Youth National Series 18.

In an event for the top 16 players in the 18 years and under category, 16-year-old Onuma was the youngest player at the tournament.

But that did not hold back the Cambridge ace.

In the first round, he defeated Oliver Fernandez 6-2, 6-0, and followed that up in the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 1-6, 10-5 success over Matthew Rutter.

The semi-finals saw Onuma pitted against top seed William Nolan, and he emerged triumphant 6-4, 6-3 to set up a final against third seed Billy Blaydes.

After losing the first set 6-4, Onuma responded by taking the next two sets 6-4, 10-5 to take the overall victory.

As the prize, Onuma has received a wildcard offter to play in the LTA British Tour: Return to Elite Competition event at the National Tennis Centre from September 4 to 6.

It is open to the top 16 professional players in the UK, and Onuma will be the youngest taking part.

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