Boston tennis stars win at Hunstanton tournament

THE popular Hunstanton Tennis Tournament saw Boston Tennis Club well represented on finals day.

The week- long event attracts huge numbers of competitors.

Will Mason was the winner of the coveted men’s singles trophy.

Having lost the first set in the final 5-7, Will took the next two from his opponent 6-3, 6-3 in a competitive match.

Teaming up with Steve Green in the men’s doubles (pictured), they breezed through to win 6-4, 6-2.

Other finalists in the senior events included Dominic Llayton-Hannam who, with his partner Glen Perkins, won the restricted men’s doubles 6-3, 6-1.

Helen Cook and Jenny McGarel reached the final of the restricted ladies’ doubles, missing out 1-6, 6-7.

Madeline Verdegaal and Emily Hawkesworth dominated the girls 16 and under events.

Both girls reached the final of the singles and Madeline was the winner 6-1, 6-2.

They then partnered each other in the doubles and won 6-2, 6-4.

Emily was also in the under 16 mixed doubles and, along with her partner, carried away the trophy.

Back at Boston Tennis Club, there must surely have been a record set in a Lincolnshire Doubles match.

In a Division Three match between Boston men’s fourth team and Scotter there were no less than eight tie-break third sets.

Only one of the nine rubbers was decided in two sets as Chris Cook, John Gibson, Michael Audus, Andy Clamp, Dan Bambridge and Terry Wilkinson lost 7-2 to Scotter.

Also in the Lincolnshire Doubles League, the ladies’ fourth team lost out 2-7 to Division Two winners - Horncastle.

The Boston ladies’ Fourths were Rachel Gedney, Jane Hindmarch, Tricia Sweeney, Dana Kenneally-Forrester, Joan Beale and Diane Sharpe.

The Lincolnshire Junior County Closed Championships take place this week at Boston Tennis Club, and spectators are welcome.

l Details: Boston Tennis Club on 01205 355502 or www.bostontennis.co.uk