Daniel Phillips travelled with the Rafa Nadal Academy coaches and team to compete at the Grade 1 Tennis Europe Yellow Bowl Tennis Championships in Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain.
Phillips has made it through the 3 Qualifying Rounds and will take his place in the 64 Main Draw.
Coach Sam Maybury said, “Phillips’ focus has grown with this summer’s ITF COTECC results, which is translating to a greater level of commitment at the academy holistically. Phillips has raised his GPA, his fitness and his match play.
Phillips physical growth is giving his more power while his mental growth is giving him confidence.”
Phillips playing in the Tennis Europe Level 1 Boy’s 14 Singles Qualifying Round First Round match defeated Alfredo Aparicio Eszlinger from Spain in straight sets 6-1, 6-0, in his Second Round match Phillips defeated Dennis Andre Dutine from Germany who was the number 4 seed in the Qualifiers in straight sets 7-5, 7-6.
Phillips would take on Jonathan Harwood from Great Britain in the Final Qualifying Round, Phillips would defeat Harwood in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
Maybury continued, “Phillips is participating for his third year in the Tennis Europe Group 1 Gran Canaria Yellow Bowl Tennis Championships.
At age 13 he is currently playing in the 14’s. Phillips has impressed his coaches with an amazing start. RNA Coach Andreas said that he was very happy with what Phillips did in his matches. He said unfortunately he did not have a bye like the others. He said Phillips was the only one who had to play 3 matches from the Academy. He is totally motivated. Coach Andreas along with one of the fitness coaches, said they are very proud of what Phillips is doing in his match performance on the fitness side and the winning results.”