Gosling ace Davis nets double title

PUBLISHED: 14:32 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

Ben Davis

Ben Davis

GOSLING Tennis Academy player Ben Davis added to his trophy cabinet with a tournament win in Bulgaria. The 15-year-old tennis ace, alongside doubles partner Libor Salaba of the Czech Republic, won a Junior World Ranking Doubles title in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

GOSLING Tennis Academy player Ben Davis added to his trophy cabinet with a tournament win in Bulgaria.

The 15-year-old tennis ace, alongside doubles partner Libor Salaba of the Czech Republic, won a Junior World Ranking Doubles title in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

In the final the duo defeated 17-year-old Swedes Tim Goranson and Jonathan Greczula in three sets 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

Winning this International Tennis Federation tournament is another step on the ladder of success for Ben.

The Herts teenager was British number one at 14 and under and will now be ranked 650 in the International Tennis Federation 18 and Under Junior World Rankings, having started the year ranked 1,150.

Ben also reached the last 16 of the singles event in Bulgaria before losing to third seed and world ranked 412 Ilya Lebedev, of Russia, who went on to win the tournament.

Ben attends school for three day a week and trains at the Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City.

He plans to switch to full-time tennis and correspondence course A levels following completion of his GCSE examinations in June of this year.


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