Sophie so good as Halton ace wins Nike event

Sophie with her trophy
Sophie with her trophy

A Halton tennis player is celebrating this week after winning the Nike 18 and Under Winter National Tour Finals at Roehampton.

Sophie Drakeford-Lewis won the prestigious event on Sunday, shouldering the burden of being the tournament favourite.

No.1 seed Sophie beat Louie Mclelland 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 to follow up her 14 and Under title from last year.

Halton coach Jemima King said Sophie had done Halton proud: “It was a great achievement to win back-to-back titles. Sophie showed grit and determination in both the semi-final and final.”