Bolton Arena tennis star Ashley Hewitt springs an upset

Ashley Hewitt pic by Rob Smith

Ashley Hewitt pic by Rob Smith

First published in Sport

Bolton Arena starlet Ashley Hewitt caused one of the biggest upsets of his fledgling tennis career by beating a Davis Cup player.

The 22-year-old took on ex-top 65 player Frederico Gil and defeated him 7-5,6-1 at the Portugal 10K.

He said: "It was a great result and some of the best tennis I played.

"I was disappointed to lose out in the semi-finals."

Hewitt is currently in Ameria taking part in some tournaments to improve his rankings.

He said: "I am currently around 430 in the world but hopefully I can pick up some points here.

"The highest I have been was 350 but it is still early in the season."

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