31 March, 2021
Milford men’s tennis sup from Chelsea Cup for second year in a row
Promising junior Jack Loutit spear-headed Milford men’s Chelsea Cup win over Campbells Bay at the North Harbour Tennis Centre last Friday.
Milford won 6-1, however, captain Matt Alexander said: “The scoreline looked comfortable, but there were a lot of tight matches.”
Playing at number 2, Loutit beat Alex Klintcharov 6-3, 6-3 in a pivotal match. The title topped an excellent season for the 16-year-old. In December Loutit won both the New Zealand under-18 and under-16 titles. Then in January, he won three junior International Tennis Federation titles in tournaments played in New Zealand, taking his world junior ranking to 124.
“If we have an Australian junior open Jack would make the main draw.”
It is the second year Milford has taken the men’s title. The Chelsea Cup double eluded Milford however, with its Milford Cats women’s team going down to North- cote 6-1.
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