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Sinéad Lohan through to the finals in Cantanhede. Finals today
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Well done Sinead! She won the 15k title in Cantanhede
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Hi all, I am back on the irish tennis forum after an absence of a couple of years. I see that Sinead Lohan is graduating from college in May and hopes to turn professional. Georgia Drummy is our top ranked junior and currently trains at the Evert academy full time in Florida since August 2016. Georgia seemingly has great potential and I sincerely hope she makes the big time. She did well last year on the junior circuit including a grade 2 win in Argentina last October. Karola Bejenaru is waiting for her Irish passport to come through.

Amy Bowtell was just hard luck, she has being very unfortunate she was misdiagnosed with some sort of a hip injury a few years ago

So lads I would like to get to your view on the current tennis situation on the Irish womens and junior side
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Hi all, I am back on the irish tennis forum after an absence of a couple of years. I see that Sinead Lohan is graduating from college in May and hopes to turn professional. Georgia Drummy is our top ranked junior and currently trains at the Evert academy full time in Florida since August 2016. Georgia seemingly has great potential and I sincerely hope she makes the big time. She did well last year on the junior circuit including a grade 2 win in Argentina last October. Karola Bejenaru is waiting for her Irish passport to come through.

Amy Bowtell was just hard luck, she has being very unfortunate she was misdiagnosed with some sort of a hip injury a few years ago

So lads I would like to get to your view on the current tennis situation on the Irish womens and junior side
I don't know much about them ( I know Simon Carr however, he trained in my club)

Georgia is probably our best prospect, her 6-1 6-1 win over Caty McNally was impressive
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Georgia Drummy is the number one seed this week at a grade 1 event in Ecuador, I would say this is the first time ever an Irish player has being a top seed at a grade 1 event. I sincerely hope she wins this week and create history
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A big congrats to Georgia Drummy who won the doubles title today in Ecuador - her first ITF Grade 1 win and her tenth doubles title overall, she also has 6 ITF singles titles to her name, the most ever for any Irish junior.
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Amy Bowtell is back after missing 2017 and has qualified at the Macon 15K. She faces fellow qualifier, TF darling Oleksandra Oliynykova in R1.
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15k MACON (R32): Bowtell, Amy (IRL) d. Oliynykova, Oleksandra (CRO) 62 62
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Fantastic stuff Amy, something tells me she could win the tournament this week in Macon.

Also well done to Georgia Drummy is just cracked the top 50 of the ITF girls rankings at 48, she is playing in Brazil this week in a grade A event as the no 9 seed
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Georgia Drummy is playing in the quarter finals of the doubles at Junior Wimbledon tomorrow. Come on Georgia you can do it!!! As the saying goes 'you can never beat the Irish'
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Rising Irish star Georgia Drummy hoping to follow Maria Sharapova path to the top of tennis
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It takes real courage for a young teenager to walk away from her family, friends and home comforts in a bid to make it big as a top tennis player.

That was the path Maria Sharapova took as she left Russia and made the leap into the WTA Tour ranks to great effect and now 18-year-old Irish talent Georgia Drummy is following in those famous footsteps by moving to Florida in a bid to seek top level practice partners and take her game to the next level.

When Tennis365 caught up with Drummy last month, she could have been forgiven for believing she had already hit the big-time, as she shared Wimbledon’s All England Club dressing rooms with some of the biggest names in the game as she enjoyed a fine run to the quarter-finals of the Girls’ Doubles event with her American partner Alexa Noel.

Yet this mature and confidently spoken left hander accepts she has to overcome plenty of hurdles before she earns the right to return to the All England Club as a fully fledged professional.

“It’s surreal being here at Wimbledon,” began Drummy. “We see this place on TV when we are growing up, so to play here is pretty amazing. This was also the first time I played grass court tournaments so it was a different experience and I enjoyed it.

“This tournament is great for the junior players. We share the Wimbledon dressing rooms with the pros and being around them is an amazing experience. It’s so inspiring to be around them and when you see these top players having practice sessions and doing what they do, it makes me want to work on my game.

“My hero growing upon was Rafa Nadal and one of the highlights of my time at Wimbledon was getting a photo with him. I was so happy with that. It’s all I wanted! We were out on the practice courts with the top players and it was fantastic to see them giving us a chance to take photos with them.”

Drummy was a beaten finalist in a high profile junior event in California back in April and feels she can bridge the gap between her own developing game and the best players emerging through the ranks of the women’s game after making the move to America.

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“It’s a big commitment to leave home and try to improve my game in the States, but it has definitely helped me a lot,” she continues.

“One of the issues in Ireland is getting top level players to compete against and I’m certainly getting that in America. Andy Murray has that issue in Scotland when he was growing up and decided to move away to play against better players and it definitely helps.

“The standard in the States is fantastic. I was playing the same players in Ireland all the time and it wasn’t really helping me to improve my game, but that has all changed since I made the move and the competition I get now is great for me.

“My parents were happy for me to make this move to America. They knew it was the right decision for my game and even if they might have been sad to say goodbye to me, they supported me all the way.

“Training in the heat and humidity has been great. The weather in Florida is hot and we are not used to that in Ireland. I hated it when I first went out there, but I am getting used to it now and those are the kind of conditions we play in on the main tour, so it is great preparation for that.

“Now the next step is massive. Moving out of the juniors and making a successful career in the professional ranks is a tough challenge, but mMy hope and dream is to get back to Wimbledon and play on Centre Court at some stage. If it takes me five years to get there then so be it, but that has to be the aim for any player.

“I certainly feel like I’m close to the top girls in the junior game. My next big event will be the US Open, before I get back to training in Florida and see where I am in a few months or a year from now. Hopefully I make the improvements I need to my game to take it to the next level.”

Drummy is planning to go to college in America later this year and may turn professional at some point while her studies are ongoing, with the task she faces to become the first big star of Irish tennis among the most challenging in all sports.
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This week Georgia Drummy is the only Irish competitor at the US open. She won her first round match last night 75 64 against a Russian girl, Georgia is due to play tomorrow against no 9 seed Naho Sato from Japan
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Drummy's Journey Leads to Vanderbilt: https://www.tennisrecruiting.net/art...p?id=276882226

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A big well done to Georgia Drummy on winning her first professional singles title last Sunday in Portugal, she beat Justina Mikulskyte from Lithuania in straight sets
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