Bognor tennis aces serve up some thrillers

Bognor Lawn Tennis Club's mixed doubles finalists
Bognor Lawn Tennis Club's mixed doubles finalists

An exciting finals day at Bognor Lawn Tennis Club saw the usual matches between adult members and the first juniors’ tournament.

Junior members kick-started the day and more than 30 children had entered.

Joshua Tyler beat Sam Woodruff 7-4, 7-5 while Scarlet Jasper beat Alex Crowley 7-5, 7-4.

In the under-13s, Luke Petronijevich lost to Ronnie Lee-Jones 6-4 and at under-16 level, Louis Adams lost 6-2 to Toby Buck.

The adults played in the afternoon. The mixed doubles was a close-fought match between Jenny Loversidge and Laszlo Sagi and Carol Jones and Neil O’Boyle. Loversidge and Sagi won 6-3, 6-2.

Don North and Sue Briggs faced Paul May and Jean Mugleston in the veterans’ doubles, which May and Mugleston won 6-3, 6-3.

In the draw for partners there were two younger contenders, Ethan Hope and Josh Petworth. They played well with their older counterparts – Jonathan Towse and Simon Peers – in the first three-set match. After losing the first set, Towse and Hope won the next two for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win.

The men’s singles also went to three sets. Cyril Pean played former champion Oli Callingham. An extremely high standard of tennis was played and it finished 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 to Callingham.

In her second match of the day, Jenny Loversidge played Louise West in the ladies’ singles. It was closer than the score suggests as Loversidge won 6-1, 6-1, holding her title from previous years.

Jenny Loversidge returned alongside West in the ladies’ doubles against Jean Mugleston and Maree Loversidge. This was another excellent match that ended 6-4, 7-6, 6-2 to Mugleston and Maree Loversidge.

Final match of the day was the men’s doubles in which Sagi and Callingham faced Keith Savage and Neil O’Boyle. The final score was 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to Savage and O’Boyle.

Competitors and spectators had an enjoyable day. If you wish to find out more about the Bognor Lawn Tennis Club visit bognortennisclub.co.uk or contact 01243 267448.

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