Cates comes out on top in regional event
Haverhill’s Sam Cates won the Orange County Tour event for children aged nine staged at Haverhill Tennis Club.
Children came from all over the eastern region and as far away as Epping to play great tennis on a testing day in windy conditions.
The 11 children were split into two round robin groups. Group A was made up of: Adam Waterman (number one seed) Andzelina Rudakova, Oliver Sutton (Haverhill), Cameron Kemal-Brooke, Isabelle Miller (Haverhill) and Theo Castle.
Group B consisted of: Cates (number two seed from Haverhill) Ben Musk, Alana Bristow, Ben Millichip and Jack Rust.
Cates beat Waterman in the semi-final and went on to win the final with a 7-4, 7-5 victory over Castle.