First national tennis title for young Vega Baja (Alicante) tennis player

First national tennis title for young Vega Baja (Alicante) tennis player

CHARO ESQUIVA: The young tennis player with the Manuel Alonso Memorial trophy Photo credit: Club de Tenis de Torrevieja

YOUNG Bigastro tennis player Charo Esquiva returned home as Spanish singles champion in the 12-14 age group earlier in July.

Seeded number one for the championship in Logroño (La Rioja), Charo defeated Canary Islands player, Gabriela Paun 6-1, 6-1 in the final to take her first national title. She received the Manuel Alonso Memorial trophy which Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Feliciano Lopez and Garbiñe Muguruza all won as they set out on their tennis-playing careers.

She also took the doubles title, playing with Marta Pico who, like Charo, is a member of the Torrevieja Club de Tenis.

“Charo had an extraordinary week during what has been a superb first half of  the tennis season,” the club said, announcing that the young player is currently competing in the European Junio Championships in the Czech Republic which finish on July 24

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