Tennis kid Fearnley firmly in the mix

Jacob Fearnley

Jacob Fearnley

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Edinburgh tennis prospect Jacob Fearnley will today contest the semi-final of the Nike Junior International under-14 tournament at Queenswood, Hertfordshire, after a third successive straight sets victory.

Jacob’s latest victim was French qualifier Pierre Joffre 6-4, 6-3. Earlier, Scottish tennis academy member Jacob defeated top seed Ivan Zaytsen (Russia) 6-2, 6-2 and followed up with a 6-1, 6-2 win over wild card Euan Lynes.

Today’s opponent, the No.6 seed George Hutchings, has been taken to three sets in two of his three matches so far.