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Truro tennis star Daisy is UK No.1

By West Briton  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

PROUD: Truro's Daisy Chapman pictured with her winners' trophy in Glasgow.

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DAISY Chapman is just ten years old, but the talented tennis player has already made her mark in the sport after reaffirming her position as the UK's No.1 player in her age group, writes Lee Hall.

After topping the rankings in 2013, the Truro youngster has wasted no time in continuing her amazing progress this year after she was ranked first after her two tournaments.

After finishing sixth in Nottingham and winning outright in Glasgow over the Easter holidays, Daisy, a pupil at Truro High School, is ranked No.1 in the UK at ten and unders level.

Daisy's progression in the sport is made all the more remarkable in that she only started playing competitively 18 months ago.

After growing up with her family in Cyprus, they moved back to her father's native Cornwall in April 2012.

Having enjoyed the sport in sunnier climes in the Mediterranean, Daisy has continued to blossom after taking her first steps into competitive action.

In her first season of competing at national level last summer, Daisy made the final of three out of the four nationals she played in, winning the Sheffield Junior Open. She qualified for the National Tour 9U finals and came runner-up.

And at the end of her first competitive season last year at national level she was ranked UK No.1 at 9U level.

In January she joined Truro Tennis Club, where she is coached by Ryan Fern.

At the end of last season she went on to win a number of grade three tournaments.

Truro Tennis Club committee member James Melville said: "For Daisy to be ranked No.1 in the UK in her age group is a tremendous achievement. Everybody at Truro Tennis Club is extremely proud of her."

Daisy will be aiming to continue her fine form when she takes part in the National Clay Court Championships in Hatfield at the end of this month.

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