Warwickshire Juniors Thrive At English Championships

Warwickshire junior players had a hugely successful weekend at the 2019 English Junior Championships in Hull.

Kenilworth’s top seed Mariam Eissa retined her girls under 11 crown, beating Isabella Hutton (Sussex) in straight games, 11-6, 11-3, 12-10. Eissa coming through the entire event without dropping a game.

Solihull’s Ismail Khalil was seeded to reach the quarter finals but upset the seedings with a four game win over Hampshire’s George Griffiths. He wasn’t finished there however, with another upset on the cards as he took out the second seed Jake Johnston (Surrey) in a tight three games win. He produced a stunning comeback in the final against top seed Dylan Kalar (Berkshire) to claim his first national title 11-9. (7-11, 10-12, 14-12, 11-6, 11-9).

Mariam’s older brother Abd-Allah was another seeded to reach the quarter finals, this time in the boys under 15’s. He would have fancied his chances to progress further and duly took out Kent’s Caleb boy in three to reach the semi-finals. Here he overcame second seed Finlay Withington (Lancashire) over four games to set up a final with the impressive top seed Jonah Bryant. Depsite pushing Bryant close in the first two game, Eissa lost out in a tight three games, 12-10, 11-9, 11-5.

Lewis Anderson (Edgbaston Priory) made ith through to the boys u19 final with 3-1 wins over Oscar Beech (Lancashire) and Jack Mitterer (Kent), the latter being a very close match. Top seed Max Forster (Northumbria) came out on top in a four game final, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6.

Meha Shah, also of Edgbaston Priory, reached the final of the girls u13 event with victories against Renitha Srindran (Essex) in the quarters and Megan Light (Hampshire) in the semi’s. Despite winning the first game against Lancashire’s Charlie McCrone, Shah just lost out in four.

Hassan Khalil couldn’t quite make it a famly double but ended with a impressive third place finish, only losing out to eventual winner Ben Smith (Lincolshire) in the semi-finals.

Full List of Warwickshire Results

Girls Under 11

Mariam Eissa – Winner

Ameerah Ismail – 10th Place

Lucy Mayers – 15th Place

Boys Under 11

Ismail Kahlil – Winner

Ali Khalil – 10th Place

Connor Walton – 29th Place

Girls Under 13

Meha Shah – Finalist 13

Boys Under 13

James Averill – 6th Place

Harry Green – 8th Place

James Lee – 10th Place

Rohan Sahota – 14th Place

Joel Cleaver – 29th Place

Ojas Mishra – 30th Place

Girls Under 15

Trinity Roberton – 14th Place

Madeleine Willers – 27th Place

Boys Under 15

Abd-Allah Eissa – Finalist

Girls Under 17

Jess Brazier – 11th Place

Emily Jones – 14th Place

Anya Shah – 19th Place

Boys Under 17

Hassan Khalil – 3rd Place

Girls Under 19

Lucy Green – 10th Place

Boys Under 19

Lewis Anderson – Finalist

Dan Haggarty – 10th Place

Panos Liatis – 21st Place