Bronze For Martin at British School Championships
Martin Johnson (Auchenharvie Academy) posted a strong weekend of results at the recent British Senior Schools International in Guernsey, returning home with a Bronze medal in the U16 Boys Singles event.
Martin competing in his last Senior Schools event before he moves to Germany, produced a fine performance over the 3 day competition where he only lost out to 2 players. In the team event alongside partner Charlie Morton, Martin and Charlie finished 4th behind England A, England B and Wales after several full distance matches went the way of their opponents.
In the singles event Martin won his opening group of 4 after a decisive 3-1 battle v David Taylor (Ire). In the last 16 he faced another top Irish player in Ciaran O’Donoghue, Martin won that 3-1 and back it up with a straight set Quarter Final win v English no4 Jacob Evans to put him in the medal positions. Top seed and English no1 Joseph Hee proved too strong in the semi final, who Martin had worried the previous day after their five set battle. Another medal at UK event and rewards his constant hard work at home and also his training trips to Eslov, Dusseldorf and Nantes over the recent months.
Full results from team event and singles available from GTTA website – http://www.gtta.org.uk/ssi2019