Wade storms to BLTSC Grade 3 tournament victory in Bristol.

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Exmouth’’s leading Under-16 tennis player Callum Wade had a great run in winning the prestigious BLTSC Grade 3 tournament in Bristol last week.

Victories against Avon’s Gregor Bates (6-4, 6-0), Devon player Eric Wislon (7-6, 6-1) and Wiltshire’s Ross Gilbert (3-6, 6-1, 10-2), set up a semi-final against number two seed James Hardiman of Avon.

Unseeded Wade won in some comfort at 6-3, 6-1 to move into the final where he faced number four seed (Avon) where unseeded Wade comfortably won 6-3 6-1.

In the final he met number four seed Caleb Dyer (Gloucester), who had easily knocked out the top seed in the last four.

In an exhausting two-hour battle Wade came through winning in straight sets 7-6, 7-5.

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Winning the tournament against such high quality opposition sets young Wade up for the season ahead.

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