The Slazenger Lincolnshire Junior County Closed Tennis Championships were held at Boston Tennis Club last week... with many of the club’s players claiming county titles.
In the first round of matches Lucy Hull played incredibly well to overcome Victoria Beardsley in the 16 and under category, followed not long afterwards by an excellent three-set win over Lydia Walker in the 18 and unders.
To complete the treble at the end of the day, Lucy formed a winning partnership with Lydia to win the 18 and under girls’ doubles.
Victoria Beardsley and Philippa Bourne were the runners-up.
Henry Beesley won the 18 and under titles at both singles and doubles, overcoming Felix Beech in the singles and partnering him to win the doubles against Matthew Gedney and David Cheer.
Matthew Gedney had earlier in the day won two singles titles – the under 14 boys’ title over Ryan Scaman and the under 16 singles title against Joe Patton.
Angela Halton won the 14 and under girls’ singles and was half of the partnership that won the 14 and under girls’ doubles.
Alice Gamman and Lucy Evans were the runners-up in this match.
Alice Gamman and William Cheer were the runners-up in the 12 and under girls’ and boys’ singles respectively, whilst William Cheer teamed up with Ryan Scaman to win the 14 and under boys’ doubles event.
In the mini tennis events Boston’s Isabel Wookey won the mini tennis green and James Burrell was the runner-up.
Emily Stukins was the runner-up to Lincoln’s Ruby Cooling in the girls’ nine and under orange and Jacob Felipes won the eight and under red competition.
Cathie Sabin, the first female president of the Lawn Tennis Association, presented the trophies to the winners and runners-up and congratulations were given to all those youngsters who won events in the Championships as well as to all the players who make this a great championship by their participation.
Tony Stamp, the Slazenger Lincolnshire Junior County Closed referee, was thanked for his very hard work.