Game, set and match at SW19

From left Charlotte Priestley, referee Tony Stamp and Lucy Hull.
From left Charlotte Priestley, referee Tony Stamp and Lucy Hull.

Young Boston tennis players have won themselves a chance to perform at Wimbledon after succeeding in county finals at the weekend.

Lucy Hull and Matthew Gedney are the winners of the Lincolnshire Road to Wimbledon Finals.

There was a strong contingent of competitors from Boston Tennis Club playing in the finals which took place at the Eastgate Club in Lincoln while the stars of the adult game contested the finals at SW19.

Boston Tennis Club members Sophie Burnett, Charlotte Priestley and Lucy Hull took part in the Girls 14 and under on Saturday.

It was Charlotte Priestley and Lucy Hull who reached the final. Lucy Hull was the winner of the event and the Lincolnshire representative at the National Road to Wimbledon final to be held in August.

The boys taking part included Boston’s Thomas Cozens, Harry Foster, Matthew Gedney, Robert Hayes, Connell Newton and Jake Sherrick.

Thomas Cozens, Robert Hayes and Jake Sherrick made it to the quarter finals, with Matthew Gedney reaching the final and becoming the youngest player ever to win the Boys 14 and Under.

Last month the annual ladies’ tennis day was held at Boston. A total of 52 ladies participated with 18 from other tennis clubs from around the county. The winners were Helen Whitfield and Harriet May (Bourne TC); Sabina Karpicka and Frances Napper (Boston TC); Jude Green and Carole Evans (Boston TC); Sally Speed and Karen Stott (Horncastle TC).