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Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion

It has been a good couple of weeks for Denis Gilevskiy.

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Denis Gilevskiy this morning became Ireland’s first-ever British Junior Open champion as he won the U13 category at one of squash’s most prestigious tournaments.

The Bray teenager needed just 20 minutes to seal victory over home favourite Sam Osborne-Wylde in Sheffield as he added the British title to his Irish Open win from before Christmas.

Gilevskiy, a student at Presentation College Bray, was utterly dominant in front of a large crowd and went on to record an emphatic 11-2, 11-6, 11-6 win.

“It feels amazing. I always believed I could do it, there’s no point thinking you can’t win otherwise you shouldn’t come at all,” he said afterwards.

“I’m still surprised I won, I just wanted to try my best and see how far I could come but to win is great.”

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