First national tennis title for the young tennis player from Vega Baja (Alicante)

CHARO ESQUIVA: The young tennis player with the Manuel Alonso commemorative trophy Photo credit: Club de Tenis de Torrevieja

YOUNG Bigastro tennis player Charo Esquiva returned home as Spain’s singles champion in the 12-14 age group earlier in July.

Seeded number one in the championship in Logroño (La Rioja), Charo beat Canarian player Gabriela Paun 6-1, 6-1 in the final to claim her first national title. She received the Manuel Alonso Memorial Trophy which Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Feliciano Lopez and Garbiñe Muguruza all won as they started their tennis careers.

She also won the doubles title, playing with Marta Pico who, like Charo, is a member of the Torrevieja Club de Tenis.

“Charo has had an amazing week in what has been a superb first half of the tennis season,” the club said, announcing that the youngster is currently taking part in the European Youth Championships in the Czech Republic which will end on the 24th. July.

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