Frankish and Cook are Mixed Doubles champions at Boston Tennis Club

Pictured are Anthony Hulley and Jayne Walsh (left) and Helen Cook and Ray Frankish.
Pictured are Anthony Hulley and Jayne Walsh (left) and Helen Cook and Ray Frankish.

Ray Frankish and Helen Cook are the 2012 winners of the Bombay Brasserie over 35 Mixed Tournament - held at Boston Tennis Club on Saturday.

Providing a great opportunity to run off the excesses of Christmas, the tournament attracted a good entry of people in this age group.

Divided in to two groups, the competitors played every other couple in their division and the group winners were decided by the number of matches won.

In group A, Jayne Walsh and Anthony Hulley were undefeated although they were held to a draw by Mary Clay and Terry Wilkinson.

With some good results, but with three draws working against them, Terry and Mary fell behind Ray Frankish and Helen Cook, who had three wins in their favour to leave them as the runners up of this division.

In group B it was Linda Barrow and Micky Audus who were undefeated and group winners.

It was very close for the group runners-up spot, but Sev and Mary Smura just went through only one game ahead of Helen Duckett and Paul McCarthy.

In the semis Jayne Walsh and Anthony Hulley were too strong for Sev and Mary Smura and won 6-3.

In the other semi, Helen Cook and Ray Frankish beat Micky Audus and Linda Barrow 6-2.

The final was an excellent and compelling match between the pairs.

Ray and Helen initially went in to the lead but were held level at 2-2.

Ray Frankish served for the match at 5-4 and won the game and the title went to Helen Cook and Ray Frankish.

It was the first win of this tournament for this duo and a first appearance for Jayne Walsh in the final.

Chris Cook presented the prizes to the winners and runners-up for complimentary meals at the Bombay Brasserie and extended thanks to the tournament organizer David Makins.

Boston Tennis Club junior Matthew Gedney won a Grade three tournament at Hull a short while after Christmas.

Playing in the Hull Christmas Open 2012, Matthew Gedney progressed comfortably to the final where he played a fellow Lincolnshire player Euan Baker, and won the first set 4-1, missed the second 2-4 but won an exciting tie-break 10-8 to seal a very good result for the youngster.