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British Tennis Round-up: Aegon Team Tennis winners crowned

05/09/2016

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Defending champions A1 Pharmaceuticals LTC and Wilton TC both successfully defended their titles at the Aegon Team TennisTeam Tennis National Open Finals.

The West Hants Club in Bournemouth played host to the finals which saw the top eight men’s and women’s teams in the country, who had all qualified through a league and play-offs stage, battle it out for the prestigious titles.  

A1 Pharmaceuticals from Orpington in Kent claimed a hat trick of titles in the men’s event with the experienced team of Marcus Willis, Neil Pauffley, Toby Martin, Peter Bothwell and Matthew Short seeing them through matches against Lady Bay TC and Mackintosh LTC to reach the final.

The final showdown against David Lloyd Raynes Park saw Willis, Pauffley and Bothwell win their singles before Laura DeigmanWillis & Pauffley teamed up to seal the win with a tight 6-2, 6-7(4), [10-5] over Josh Goodall & Jonny O’Mara.

In the women’s event, hosts The West Hants Club upset the No.2 seeds Raynes Park in the semi-final in a shootout to set up a clash with Wilton TC.

The 2015 winners though, with Sarah Beth Grey, Laura Deigman (left), Aimee Gibson, Louise Holtum and Charlotte Pearce in their team, proved too strong.

Grey edged a titanic struggle with Lauryn John-Baptiste to ensure it was level after the singles before Wilton won both of the doubles to take the title.

Fun Fact

 

  • Aegon Team Tennis 2016 saw a record number of 9,837 fixtures completed across Great Britain with over 6,000 teams taking part 

Belgium

Billy Harris teamed up with German Jakob Sude at the F12 Futures in Middelkerke and reached the final before going down 6-0, 6-2 to Aussie No.1 seeds Adam Taylor & Jason Taylor.

Switzerland

Emily Arbuthnott won her fifth ITF Pro-Circuit doubles title of the year by pairing up with Swiss player Karin Kennel at the $10,000 Sion. The duo cruised past Leonie Kung & Simona Waltert 6-2, 6-1 in the final.

Cyprus

Aidan McHugh enjoyed a fantastic week to land both the singles and doubles titles at the Aphrodite Cup in Nicosia.

McHugh was the No.2 seed in the singles and edged compatriot Ewan Lumsden 7-6(2), 1-6, 7-6(1) in the final having earlier teamed up with Douglas Macintosh to see off Lumsden & Hamish Stewart 6-3, 6-4 in al all British doubles final.

Serbia

Ali Collins & Fran Jones travelled to Pancevo for the Grade 2 International and safely progressed through to the final before going down 6-0, 6-2 to Lea Boskovic & Lara Salden.

Great Britain

The Nike Junior International was held in Bath with a number of British players getting their hands on silverware.

Boys 14: Ali Hassan didn’t lose a set all week and beat Harrison Birch 6-4, 6-1 in the final. The singles added to the doubles title he won alongside Jack Pinnington Jones when their opponents withdrew from the final.

Girls 14: No.3 seeds Millie Mae Matthews and Sophia Underwood powered to the doubles title, beating Rachel Cranley & Maisie Wood 6-2, 6-0.

Girls 16: Wildcard Amelia Bissett, 13, stormed through the field to take the singles title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Annali Olivelle. She also took home the doubles title alongside partner Tiana Fox when they saw off Sophie Clark & Olivia French 6-0, 6-3.

Boys 16: Oscar Weightman and Polish partner Gabriel Bilinski overcame a tough first set to beat Nino Ehrenschneider & Mai Tomac 7-5, 6-0 in the doubles.

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