Beardsley wins tennis singles title

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Boston Tennis Club’s Grade 4 Tournament reached a conclusion this weekend... with Victoria Beardsley claiming a title.

Saturday and Sunday, however, experienced mixed weather conditions making it awkward for competitors and organisers alike.

On Saturday the under 16 girls battled it out.

Boston Tennis Club’s Victoria Beardsley, Charlotte Priestley, Lucy Hull and Emma Mastin all competed in this event.

Both Lucy and Emma won through to the semis with Lucy having a tough three setter against Charlotte and Emma beating Yorkshire’s Lucy Margetson.

Victoria and Georgia Harriss, from Suffolk, went forward to the final and played a tough match.

Victoria lost the first set 2-4 but fought back in the second to win it on a tie-break and won the third set tie-break 10-6.

In the under 12 girls’ event, Paris Wright was the sole Boston representative and she reached the semi-finals but lost out to Elita Silins, from Northamptonshire.

Sunday produced much more difficult conditions with Yorkshire’s Dave Mangham and Vignesh Murali and Boston Tennis Club’s James Newton and Owen Jary in the men’s doubles.

The final score was 2-4, 5-3 and 10-4 to the Yorkshire pair.

There were plenty of Boston representatives in this event.

James and Owen had beaten Thomas Cozens and Sam Felipes in a tough three-setter in the semis while Thomas and Sam had a good win over Chris Cook and Ray Frankish in the quarters.

Richard Cook and Simon Robinson won their quarter-final over Terry Mastin and Richard Cozens.

David Cheer and Ryan Frankish lost to James and Owen in the quarters but beat Chris Cook and Ray Frankish in a play back match.

The mini orange group stages saw Boston players Isabel Wookey, James Burrell, Lois Boothby, Katie Wood, Jessica Stephens, Hannah Willis, Paul Aranin and Finley Mackey take part.