dUDDINGSTON prospect Anastasia Mikheeva today faces one of the biggest matches of her fledgling career as successes mount for East tennis players.
While the men’s and women’s tennis were continuing their promotion pushes at the AEGON county championships with wins over, respectively, Notts and Kent, 13-year-old Anastasia was marching unseeded into the quarter-finals of the European under-14 championship in the Czech Republic.
Straight-sets victories over opponents from Austria, Switzerland and Russia see Anastasia today face Spanish fifth seed Eva Guerror Alvarez.
Meanwhile, East men, who brought in Neil McPhee for Ross Murdoch in the concluding round of a 7-2 win over Notts today tackle fellow unbeaten side, Berkshire, over whom they have a superior record of sets won.
East women now featuring Kirsty Venter surged to a 6-2 winning lead over Kent in a match to be completed before tackling Hampshire/IOW.