Boston tennis stars win county titles

The County Closed tennis winners.
The County Closed tennis winners.

Boston Tennis Club youngsters have been named Yellowbelly champions as the Sleaford Road club hosted the Lincolnshire Junior County Closed Tennis Championships last week.

Dominic Beesley won the under 18 men’s event and the under 18 doubles.

In the singles Dominic defeated his brother Henry before the duo teamed up to beat Granham’s Andrew Isaac and Sebastian Darke.

Henry was the runner-up in the under 16 singles having lost out to Louth’s Sean Hodkin.

David Cheer won the consolation event for the 16 and under boys.

Boston’s Victoria Beardsley won the under 14 girls’ singles, beating fellow club member Lucy Hull in the final.

Lucy had earlier won the under 12 singles.

Emma Mastin was the runner up in both the 16 and under and the 18 and under girls’ singles, missing out to Woodhall’s Lydia Walker who successfully defended both titles.

Victoria paired up with Charlotte Priestley and successfully defended the girls’ 14 and under doubles for the second time, beating Lucy Hull and Rose Thomas in the final.

Boston’s Matthew Gedney and Otto Jawahir, from Lincoln’s Burton Waters, played one another in two fantastic finals on Saturday.

Two three-set contests resulted in Otto winning the 12 and under boys’ final, but Matthew gained revenge in the 14 and under event.

In the mini tennis events, Boston’s William Cheer won the 10 and under singles and also the boy’s orange event.

William defeated Hugo Hunt in the orange final, while the mini red competition saw Boston’s James Gedney win, while Isabel Wookey finished in third place.

Other strong performances came from James Burrell, Jacob Felipes, Emily Stukins, Katie Wood.

Presentations were made by the Lincolnshire over 70s ladies’ captain, Val Brown.

Pictured are the winners with their trophies.