COUNTY tennis player Sofie Glinos is optimistic that she has done enough to secure her place the Grade 1 Winter National Tour Finals next month following another successful weekend.

The youngster awaits confirmation of her place in the finals competition which brings together the 16 most successful players in Great Britain to determine the 10 and under girls winter champion.

Last weekend Glinos took a trip to Easton, near Norwich, for the third and final round of the Winter National Tour 10 and under girls competition.

After competing well at the opening two rounds in Sunderland and Bromley the youngster aimed for a good finish to the series to secure her place in the National Tour Finals.

Glinos secured a crucial opening round win against Ashleigh Hannah from Kent (4-1, 4-2).

The Hereford Squash, Tennis & Racketball Centre player then lost a very tight match against the eventual semi-finalist Ophelia Korpanec Davies from Surrey, 4-3 (7-4 in the tie-break), 4-2, despite leading in both sets.

Glinos followed this up with a resounding 4-0, 4-2 win against Grace Hayden from Berkshire to end the first day on a high.

The second day was impacted by the extreme weather conditions, with only one of the scheduled two rounds of matches taking place.

Unfortunately, Glinos was unable to reach the levels witnessed on day one, losing to Rose Clifton (Hertfordshire) 4-0, 4-1. Despite this, she nonetheless secured a second top 12 finish, from an entry of 32.

Glinos has trained at the Hereford Squash, Tennis and Racketball Centre with Andrew Griffiths and Callum Treasurer, who specialise in high performance tennis.

Tennis Hereford has opportunities all over Herefordshire and offers coaching and fun events for all standards and ages.