Alex Lane in double delight as he lifts another pair of top titles
PUBLISHED: 14:22 11 November 2010
EXMOUTH badminton star Alex Lane has been at it again.
The teenager won his second consecutive gold medal last weekend, winning the under-17 singles gold in Yorkshire.
Competing in his second under-17 tournament of the season, Alex beat Tom Wolfindon of Lancshire 21-17,12-21,21-17 in the semi-final and then went on to win the title by beating Scotland’s Josh Neil, 21-18 21-19 .
This title is the second win at under-17 level for the 15-year old Exmouth Community College pupil, who still has another year playing in this particular age group!
In the doubles events, playing with regular partners Chloe Birch and Sam Parsons, Alex lost in the semi-finals of both the mixed and level doubles in three close sets.
Ben Lane, who also competed in the under-17 age group, this for the very first time, won a tremendous battle against the older and stronger opponent of Daniel Hatt before he was out played by Farid Akroum of Hertfordshire.
In the doubles Ben partnered Sean Vendy of Bucks, winning a match before coming up against the number one seeds, Tom Wolfenden and George Li.
Both Lane boys have a busy month ahead.
Ben competes this coming weekend in Nottingham while sibling Alex is due to represent England at under-17 Level in an international team event in Gateshead .