Tennis stars claim their county titles

The tennis prizewinners line up.
The tennis prizewinners line up.

It was a good week for the Slazenger Lincolnshire Junior County Closed Tennis Championships held at Boston Tennis Club .

Amongst the juniors from all over Lincolnshire competing in different age groups there were a good number of success stories involving Boston Tennis Club players.

Boston’s Victoria Beardsley defended her under 14 girls’ singles title, beating Philippa Bourne from Stamford.

Victoria then played Boston’s Charlotte Priestley in the 16 and under girls and added that age group to her tally of trophies.

Finally Victoria, alongside Philippa, won the 14 and under doubles to make it a grand total of three.

Emma Mastin was the runner-up in both the 18 and under girls’ singles - missing out to Woodhall’s Lydia Walker - and doubles, where she and Charlotte Priestley pushed Lydia Walker and Ella Tapson to a third set but narrowly missed out on this title.

In a re-run of last year’s 14 and under boy’s final Matthew Gedney played Lincoln’s Otto Jawahir.

Matthew retained the trophy for another year and then, alongside Euan Baker, added the 14 and under doubles title to his portfolio.

Henry Beesley and Felix Beech played Seb Darke and Andrew Isaac in the 18 and under final and treated spectators to some great tennis, but they were the runners-up on this occasion.

In the mini tennis events Boston’s William Cheer successfully defended the 10 and under singles title and then went on to win the 12 and under boys’ event.

Alice Gamman won the 10 and under girls’ singles and Isabel Wookey was the runner-up.

Isabel won the orange event whilst Paul Aranin was the runner-up in the boys’ orange section.

James Gedney was the winner of the eight and under section.

He beat fellow club member William Pettitt in an exciting final.

Emily Stukins was the runner-up to Lincoln’s Ruby Cooling in this age group.