BARNSLEY TENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
FNALS DAY REPORT
Despite variable weather the Championships produced some excellent tennis watched by a large crowd of spectators.
The stars this year were Peter Martin who won his fifth successive singles title and Eilidh Lee who contested a record 4 finals winning the ladies singles and doubles.
In the Men’s final Peter Martin was pushed all the way by Chris Turton eventually winning 7/5 6/3. The ladies singles final saw Eilidh Lee beat friend and doubles partner Rebecca Coe in two sets.
The Men’s doubles and Mixed doubles were both close three set matches with John Selby and Adam Starkie beating last year’s winners Chris Day and Elliot Frost in the Men’s doubles whilst Chris Day and Elspeth Lee beat title holders John Selby and Eilidh Lee in the Mixed doubles. The ladies doubles saw sisters on opposite sides with Eilidh Lee and Rebecca Coe beating Elspeth Lee and Kate Prigmore 6/1 6/3.
In the Veterans finals, it was business as usual with Chris Day and Dave Caddies retaining their over 45 title despite a strong challenge by John Hinds and Adrian Waite and John Gregson and Andy St Pierre beating John Dennis and Dave Kiernan to retain their over 60 title.
Last but not least was the juniors who produced some fantastic tennis with Kieron Hinds beating Eilidh Lee in the under 16 final and Billy Newsome beating Kate Prigmore in the under 12 final.
Club Chairman Chris Day said “as usual finals day was a special day with some great tennis played. Judging by the way juniors are competing the future of tennis in Barnsley looks very bright”
FULL LIST OF FINALS DAY MATCH SCORES
Mens Singles - Peter martin beat Chris Turton – 7/5 6/3
Ladies Singles - Eilidh Lee beat Rebecca Coe – 6/2 6/3
Mens Doubles – John Selby and Adam Starkie beat Chris Day and Elliot Frost 2/6 6/2 10/4
Mixed Doubles – Chris Day and Elspeth Lee beat John Selby and Eilidh Lee 6/4 2/6 13/11
Ladies Doubles – Eilidh Lee and Rebecca Coe beat Elspeth Lee and Kate Prigmore 6/1 6/3
Over 45 Veterans doubles – Chris Day and Dave Caddies beat John Hinds and Adrian Waite 4/6 6/1 10/6
Over 60 Veterans doubles – John Gregson and Andy St Pierre beat John Dennis and Dave Kiernan 6/1 6/1
Under 16 junior singles – Kieron Hinds beat Eilidh Lee – 6/1 6/3
Under 12 junior singles – Billy Newsome beat Kate Prigmore – 6/4 6/3
August American Tournament Winners
Congratulations to the winners on the day:
Female winner was Kate Prigmore and Matthew Perriapurum & Andy St Pierre were joint winners of the male category.
Sheffield & District Junior Tournament
BLTC had an excellent showing by our juniors at last weeks Sheffield and District Junior Tournament.
Kieron Hinds made the under 16 final and Billie Newsome made the under 12 final.
Both Kieron and Billy put in excellent performances to make their final where they were both runners-up.
In addition Kate Prigmore, Joe Finch, Bex Coe and Eilidh Lee all played in the tournament and competed well.