Exciting Finals Day at Manor Park Tennis Club
Manor Park Tennis Club held their annual club finals day last Saturday and despite a fair amount of rain it was a successful day. The Ladies Singles was won by last year’s runner up 18 year old Pippa Lewis who defeated 14 year old Ellie Fleming. This was a very good final with both girls playing to a high standard and Pippa managing to win some key points to take the match 7-5 7-5. In the mens final Mike Marks defeated Paul Burgess in a very close match just coming out on top 4-6 6-3 and then 10/8 in a match tie break. Mike then teamed up with club coach Chris Skinner to take on Paul Burgess and Rory Guilding in the Mens Doubles. The first set was extremely tight and Mike and Chris managed to secure it 7-6 in the tie break. They then played with increased confidence and went on to take the 2nd set 6-2. In the Ladies Doubles Jenny Poole and Nicky Perrins retained their title in a closely contested 3 setter against Ali Tuck and Ali Kirkwood 7-5 3-6 10/7
In the Family Doubles Nicky and Pete Clarke defeated Xac and Tobie Timmermans 6-4 6-3 Nicky then teamed up with Chris Skinner in the Mixed Doubles and in a very entertaining match they beat Paul Burgess and Ellie Fleming 7-6 6-3 In the Mens over 60 Doubles Peter Sturrock and James Noon retained their trophy defeating Tom Hurley and Nick Hall 6-7 6-3 6-4
Both the Mens and Ladies Singles Plate Finals, matches were closely contested games with Paula Daniel defeating Tracey Morgan and Simon Kilminster defeating Pete Clarke, both in 3rd set match tie break. The Ladies Doubles Plate saw Linda Horniblow and Vicki Hartwright retaining their title and Pippa Lewis playing with her father Steve won the Mixed Doubles Plate.
The junior event saw some good play in all age groups. In the mini tennis round robin events the 9U girls winner was Stephanie Combe, the 9U boys winner was Reece Taylor Lock and the 10U boys winner was Chad Warren. Nicky Clarke and Ellie Fleming battled it out for the 15U title and Nicky managed to retain her title. Paddy Hyde had a successful day winning the 13U Boys Singles and along with Harry Chadwick the 13U Boys Doubles. He also teamed up with Simon Wikeley to finish runner up in the 15U Boys Doubles. This was an exciting final with the winners, Tobie Timmermans and Adam Stanton winning in a 3rd set match tie break. Tobie also took the 15U , Boys Singles title and the 17U Mixed Doubles title. His partner in the mixed was 11 year old Georgina Cupper and they defeated brother and sister Simon and Ellen Wikeley in a 3rd set match tie break. Georgina also won the 12U girls title. The boys 12U winner was Jamie Hiley
Full Results: Ladies Singles P Lewis bt E Fleming 7-5 7-5, Mens Singles M Marks bt P Burgess 4-6 6-3 10/8, Ladies Doubles J Poole & N Perrins bt A Tuck & A Kirkwood 7-5 3-6 10/7, Mens Doubles M Marks & C Skinner bt R Guilding & P Burgess 7-6 6-2, Mixed Doubles C Skinner & N Clarke bt E Fleming & P Burgess 7-6 6-3, Family Doubles P & N Clarke bt X & T Timmermans 6-4 6-3, Mens 60+ Doubles P Sturrock & J Noon bt T Hurley & N Hall 6-7 6-4 6-3, Ladies Singles Plate P Daniel bt T Morgan 7-8 2-6 10/5, Mens Singles Plate S Kilminster bt P Clarke 1-6 7-6 11/9 Ladies Doubles Plate L Horniblow & V Hartwright bt P Daniel & T Gorton 6-1 6-1, Mixed Doubles Plate S & P Lewis bt L Smith & A Laidler Mixed 45 Doubles winners J Poole & R Guilding, Mixed 45 Doubles Plate winners J Noon & L Horniblow Juniors, 9U Girls S Combe, 9U Boys Reece Taylor Lock, runner up Sam Nicholls, 10U Boys Chad Warren, runner up Oliver Tsique, 12U Girls G Cupper bt E Wikeley 4-0 4-1 12U Boys J Hiley bt A Basford 4-2 4-2, 13U Boys P Hyde bt H Chadwick 6-1 6-1, 15U Girls N Clarke bt E Fleming 7-6 6-2, 15U Boys T Timmermans bt J Pitt 6-0 6-1, 13U Boys Doubles P Hyde & H Chadwick bt J Hiley & A Basford 6-3 6-1, 15U Boys Doubles T Timmermans & A Stanton bt P Hyde & S Wikeley 4-6 6-2 10/8 17U Mixed Doubles G Cupper & T Tmmermans bt S & E Wikeley 6-2 6-7 10/8