Jarvis takes bronze at the Croatia Youth Open

Luke Savill (left) and Tom Jarvis.
Luke Savill (left) and Tom Jarvis.

Skegness teenager Tom Jarvis picked up a bronze medal at the Croatia Youth Open.

The 15-year-old featured alongside Helshan Weerasinghe, of Tonbridge, and Maidstone’s Luke Savill in the team competition in Varazdin - and they won their group, beating Croatia B 3-0 and Slovakia 3-1 to advance to the knockout stages.

Against Croatia, Jarvis beat Martin Petrovic 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-4), while against Slovakia he got the better of both Adam Brat 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-6) 
and Tibor Spanik (11-8, 11-7, 11-8).

England beat Romania C in the last 16, with Jarvis seeing off Florin Spelbus in three close sets (13-11, 13-11, 14-12).

In the quarter-finals, a 3-0 scoreline against Austria saw Jarvis start proceedings by shading it 3-2 against Andreas Levenko (11-9, 8-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6).

Romania A, featuring three of the top eight singles seeds, were too strong in the semi-finals.

Jarvis took a set off top seed Cristian Pletea, going down 7-11, 14-12, 7-11, 6-11.

Both beaten semi-final squads received bronze medals.

In the singles, Jarvis exceeded his 17th seeding by reaching the last 16, where he was beaten by fourth seed and eventual champion Deni Kozul of Slovenia 4-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5).

In the doubles, Savill and Jarvis reached the quarter-finals and were eliminated by Czech duo Patrik Klos and Jiri Martinko 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 
11-2).