Hoyt helps GB to cup victory
LLANELLI tennis ace Evan Hoyt has created history by helping Great Britain win the Junior Davis Cup for the first time.
Evan, 16, who grabbed the spotlight at Wimbledon this year when he practised with the great Rafael Nadal, was part of a three-man GB under-16s team that triumphed in Mexico.
In Sunday's final the team of Evan, Kyle Edmund and Luke Bambridge defeated second seeds Italy 2-0 to take the title, with Evan having got GB off to the perfect start by beating Stefano Napolitano 6-4 6-3 in the first singles rubber.
Team captain Greg Rusedski said: "I'm very proud of our team. It feels great to be the first British team ever to win the Junior Davis Cup."
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GB began the week with wins in the group phase against Thailand, Germany and Canada before overcoming sixth seeds France in the semi-final.
Earlier in the year, Evan helped GB win the Borotra Cup for the first time in the 40-year history of the event.
He also won his first round match at Junior Wimbledon before making national headlines when he faced Nadal in a warm-up on court.
Peter Drew, chief executive of Tennis Wales, said: "This is a tremendous achievement for Evan and another sign that Welsh and British tennis has a very promising future."