V is for Victoria at tennis club’s grade four tournament

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Boston Tennis Club’s Indoor Christmas and New Year grade four tournament reached a conclusion at the weekend.

During the previous weekend, several events were decided, including the men’s singles and doubles.

This weekend, however, it was the turn of the ladies.

The open ladies’ singles was won by Boston’s Victoria Beardsley.

She beat Lucy Hull in the final 5-3, 4-0.

The under 18 boys’ singles was won by Daniel Martin.

He defeated Felix Beech at the final stage after having beaten Thomas Cozens in the semi-finals.

In the 16 and under boys’ event, Matthew Gedney was the runner-up, losing to Lincolnshire’s Thomas Davenport in a very close three-set final 1-4, 5-3, 10-8.

Boston’s Isabel Wookey was the runner-up in the 10 and under mixed category.

Other Boston players - Lois Boothby, James Burrell, Robbie Townsend and Lilya Halyova - also competing at this age group.

There were a good number of local players at the youngest age group, where Will Pettit, Poppy Gibbons, Matilda Clark, Jessica Dolata, Yasmine Everitt, Oliver Richardson, Ben Rudkin and Billy Smith all competed on the courts at red level.

For quite a number of them it was their first tournament experience - and some very good performances were produced.

Poppy Gibbons played well, finishing as runner-up.

In the Bombay Brasserie Daytime Winter Singles League, Jeremy George-Jones and Richard Walker jointly head the overall leaderboard, whilst Geoff Presland and John Gibson closely follow.

Whilst Geoff Presland is in the lead for the player with the most games won by a person outside of group one, Diane Sharpe, Margaret Wright and Tracy Hull are also in contention at the top of this table.