On Saturday January 31st, the male and female junior team was proclaimed champion of the 1st division of the under 18 Teams Championship of the Valencian Community. After defeating the team of the Valencia Tennis Club in the semifinals, seeded number one of the competition, those of Jávea moved to contest the final at the courts of the Español Tennis Club (Rocafort, Valencia), these being the second seed of the draw.

Once again the knockout appeared very even, but those of Jávea, captained by Juanma Galán, jumped on the courts wanting to surprise and defeat in the opposite field against all odds.

The first and second points fell on the Jávea´s side, with the victories of Raúl Brancaccio and Nuria Brancaccio. The third point was taken by the locals, after a disputed match where Ivon Mihaleva, could not defeat her rival. The fourth point was again for those of Jávea with the victory of Javier Barranco. With a 3-1 on the scoreboard, the fifth singles match, in which Andrés Alcaraz could give the championship to the Jávea´s team without the need to play doubles matches was still in play, but he lost in the third set and it was necessary to wait for Brancaccio and Barranco to get the final point in the men’s doubles match, to thus celebrate the final victory.

Congratulations to all the ATF team!

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