Welwyn Tennis Club hold their finals day
PUBLISHED: 17:23 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:23 06 August 2013
THE sweltering heat brought out a large crowd and standards matched the high temperatures at Welwyn Tennis Club’s Championship finals day.
Jane Hurst and Lewis Andrews (pictured above) starred, both winning their respective singles and doubles titles.
Hurst was in excellent form, firstly in the doubles, where she partnered Anna Davidson to defeat Eilis Kelleher and Claire Holman in straight sets.
She then edged out teenager Whitney Davies in a tense singles final to triumph 6-3 in the deciding set in the best singles match of the day.
Seventeen year-old Lewis Andrews easily retained his singles and doubles titles from last year. He lost only four games with his partner James Doherty against Michael Tatham and the experienced Richard Davies, then powered past Charles Trollope by the same score in the singles.
But Charles had the satisfaction of winning the U18s title losing only one game against 15-year-old Joe Bristow.
Claire Holman made up for her earlier doubles disappointment by partnering Daniel Hatt to a sweet 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the mixed doubles.
Sally Walker, who narrowly lost the mixed with the experienced Neil Baker, took some consolation later in winning the ladies’ doubles plate with Kay Roantree, defeating Dilys Buckley and Helen Rosethorn in straight sets.
Graham Clark took the plate singles final, with a straight sets defeat of Richard Davies. But Robbie Starling had a great afternoon in two plate finals, taking both the men’s (with Jas Dhillon) and the mixed, with partner Caroline Phillips.
Steve Evans went down with Martin Tipper in the men’s plate doubles then lost out with partner Sue McFayden in the mixed plate.
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