ROUND-UP Jed is the champion
Dundee teenager triumphs in big Edinburgh tourney
DUNDEE youngster Jed Alexander (17) won the Men’s East of Scotland Tennis Championship in Edinburgh.
He came through a 64-man main draw against players from all over the country at the David Lloyd Centre.
Jed won five matches to succeed in the championship, beating the No 2 seed in the quarter-finals, and the No 1 seed, Vassili Marcus PsaltopoulousMeadows, in the final.
In the final, Jed won the opening set 6-3 with Psaltopoulous-Meadows fighting back to win the second 6-3.
The match was decided on a tie-break that Jed won 10-7.
Jed also recently won the West of Scotland 18 and under singles in Glasgow along with the 18 and under mixed doubles title with Lucia Rizza from Colinton.
This is a confidence boost for Jed as the Harris Academy Sports Personality of the Year is leaving for Sweden on August 12 to attend the Good to Great Academy.
He will be tutored by Magnus Norman, one of the world’s top coaches, and his team at the academy in Stockholm.