The player from the Fonsorbes club, ranked 3/6, won his first tournament on the Tennis Europe circuit last week in Annecy.
“Last year, for my first participation, I had lost entry.” For his return to the shores of Lake Annecy, Victor Barreira Bonzom (3/6, TC Fonsorbes) ended this time on the best note: winning his first international crown (U14 category). With the added bonus of the way by conceding only seven games in four games (he offered a half package). Note that in 2013, a certain Hugo Gaston, also trained at TC Fonsorbes, finished on the top step of this event.
“The field was quite high. But I still approached this tournament with a certain confidence because I remained in particular on a quarter-final during the Stade Français event (July 1-10, editor’s note). It was of my first final on this Tennis Europe circuit”, underlines Victor, head of series N.14 in Haute-Savoie. In the final, he folded the deal in one hour (6-0, 6-1) against the Swiss Dany Robas (N.8) “As in the previous rounds, I was able to keep my game. I remained offensive so as not to give him too many opportunities. And for the anecdote, in doubles, I lost against him in the 2nd round”, summarizes the one who will enter 2nd grade, via the CNED, at the start of the school year.
Goal 2/6 and ITF Junior Tournaments
His coach Diego Ocampos at the Ligue Occitanie is not surprised by this performance: “This title is the consequence of his commitment, namely his listening and his questioning, and a better understanding of things. He has matured in the way he looks at his tennis. He had played well at Stade Français and La Baule (2nd round, editor’s note). This is one more step in this very long journey to claim to reach the top level. “
After this stopover in Haute-Savoie, the Fonsorbais takes a break in vacation mode. But he remains ambitious: “Concerning my French ranking, I will finish the season at 2/6. As for the international circuit, after my holidays, I will aim for the ITF junior tournaments.”