The JITA 2022 International Junior Tennis Tournament, held from late June to early July, launched Jeremy Zhang’s (Year 12) most recent competition success – he made the final, narrowly losing 5-7, 4-6.
Then, later in July, Jeremy won the Mapei Gold Coast Junior International, on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, not dropping a set – until the final – where he came from a set down to beat the No. 5 seed to take the title, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Players or teams are often ‘planted’, like a seed, into their competition bracket, so the best players do not compete against each other until later in the competition.
Prior to winning in the Gold Coast, Jeremy won the Nassau Thamrin Cup International Junior Championship in Jakarta, defeating the No. 6 seed, the No. 1 seed, and then the No. 5 seed in the final. Jeremy dropped only one set throughout the tournament to win the title 6-4, 6-1.
Jeremy is now preparing for the Oceania Closed Junior Championships and the NSW Junior International Tournament, to be held in Sydney this month.