Denise Payet was delighted to regain her Junior Girls’ Singles title at the PG Mutual Cadet and Junior National Championships.

The Enfield teenager won the event two years ago but missed out on defending the title as she was playing for England at the World Championships, which clashed with last year’s competition.

She made up for that this year as she came from 2-0 down to defeat second seed Charlotte Bardsley 4-2 (8-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-3, 11-9) in the final.

Top seed Payet had also recovered a deficit in the semi-finals as she saw off third seed Jasmin Wong 4-2 (6-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-8, 11-8).

“I really wanted to do well because it’s my last year as a Junior and I wanted to finish on a high,” said Payet, who currently trains and competes full-time in Austria.

“Also, because I wasn’t here last year but won it the previous year, it felt like I wanted to keep the title.

“It means a lot as top seed and shows my hard work is paying off. I haven’t had the results I wanted at international events this year but this is a boost to my confidence for future events.”

There was a double celebration for Payet as she also won the Junior Girls’ Doubles alongside Mollie Patterson, the top seeds beating second seeds Bardsley and Megan Gidney 3-2 (11-4, 5-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9).

“It was the first time me and Mollie have played together but we have similar games and I feel we meshed quite well,” said Payet, 17. “We made it a bit harder for ourselves at times but I’m glad we were able to finish on a high.”

Payet was also top seed in the Junior Mixed Doubles, alongside James Smith, but the pair suffered a shock defeat in the quarter-finals.