Thodoris Mitsakos (Pierce student on an athletic scholarship) had an amazing week at the “J3 International Junior Tennis Tournament”, held in Nicosia (Cyprus), November 8-13.
Thodoris won the 2nd place in the singles and in the doubles, playing with Matthew Rankin a lot of competitive games.
During the first round of the singles, he faced Labros Pantazaris from Cyprus (6-1, 6-1), in the second round Juba Jakub from Czech Republic (6-0/ret), and in the third round Weir Phoenix from Great Britain (7-5, 6-3).
In the semi-finals, Thodoris faced Daniel Verbeek from Netherlands and prevailed with a score of 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, while in the finals he played against Matthew Rankin, and lost in three sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-3).
Our athlete is at number 259 of the world junior ranking and is expected to climb higher after his remarkable success.
Thodoris will also take part in the qualifying round of the 15.000$ ITF Men’s Professional Tournament, which will be held at “Lyttos Beach Hotel” (https://www.lyttosbeach.gr/gr), Crete, on November 15-21.
Good luck Theodori!