Beg-Meil Tournament in Fouesnant
At his age (37 years old this Saturday July 16), the Finisterian Romain Jouan runs less on the courts as a player. But he continues to play in the surrounding tournaments to have fun, like the one in Fouesnant, which he wins almost every time he participates.
But during this 2022 edition, he was almost surprised by the young Breton hopeful of TC Quimperlé Niels Villard (0) who pushed him to his limits until the tie-break in the third set. Two double faults in his first two service games ruined his hopes of winning, but the 17-18-year-old Brittany champion and second-round runner-up could be satisfied with the level displayed against the former N.209 at ATP and still numbered French in the first series (N.90), a day after winning the Quimperlé tournament against his coach Marius Portebois.
And at his age, Romain Jouan also knows how to recognize a good player whom he also trains on Fridays in Quimperlé. “He has a bright future because he knows how to do everything with a lot of variety in his game. In addition, he is pleasant to watch play. This is the next generation of Breton tennis. He can inspire young people. »
Simple gentlemen. Semi-finals: Niels Villard (0, Quimperlé) beats Guillaume Aubry (0, Larmor) 6-4;
6-1; Romain Jouan (N90, Bordeaux). beat Sami Arfaoui (0, La Baule) 6-0, 6-0.
Final: Romain Jouan beats Niels Villard 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3).
Simple ladies. Semi-finals: Esther Thebault (0, Angers) beats Enora Moldakhaetova (3/6, Douarnenez) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Cassandre Thebault (0, Angers) beat Léa Mazella (2/6, Landerneau) 7-6, 6-2.
Final: Esther Thibault (0, Angers) – Cassandre Thébault (0, Angers) 7-6, 6-4.