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2004 Jul 07 - GB boys win junior world title
Great Britain Under-14 boys have won the World Junior Tennis title by defeating the host nation
Czech Republic 2-0 in the final.
British No.2 Lewis Barnes needed just two sets for a well deserved 6-3 7-5 win over the previously
unbeaten Jan Trocil, while Daniel Evans kept a 5-0 unbeaten record in the tournament with a tight
7-5 7-6 win over Emanuel Rehola.
The GB team also included Daniel Evans who should be congratulated for his efforts in the earlier
David Felgate (LTA Performance Director) said:
"This is a great achievement for a team that has worked extremely hard under Leighton Alfred to
reach these world finals. They fully deserved their victory in the final after a week of excellent performances."
The GB team were the fifth and last qualifiers in Europe and seeded 8 so they were not tipped
to win the tournament. In the early rounds they defeated Venezuela 2-1, Korea 2-1, France 2-1 and
Thailand 2-1 before reaching the final.
The overall standings were as follows:
1. Great Britain (8)
2. Czech Republic
4. Italy (4)
5. France (1)
6. Germany (7)
7. USA (3)
8. Croatia (6)
9. Australia (2)
11. South Africa
13. Brazil (5)
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