Daniel Mckiddie, a pupil at Dumfries High School and member of Dumfries Tennis Club at Nunholm, triumphed recently at a tennis tournament in Carlisle. Daniel was taking part in the Festival of Tennis Tournament at Chatsworth Tennis Club in Carlisle.
He entered the U18 boys doubles with a partner from Windermere and they won this event comfortably. He then played in the U18 boys singles. His opponent in the final was the number one seed, who also happened to be the boy he had teamed up with for the doubles.
Daniel played an incredible match. In the first set he was down 1-5 and fought back brilliantly to take the set 7-6 after fighting off 11 set points. He then went on to take the second set 6-2.
Keeping it in the family, Daniel’s brother Ben also did extremely well as runner-up in the U18 boys’ plate event and runner up in the boys’ U16 singles.
Dumfries and Galloway Standard