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Tennis aces claim their prizes at the Grantham Closed event




Mixed Doubles winners Lianne Tapson and Richard Surtees (right) defeated Richard Cragg and Megan Jones in the final.
Mixed Doubles winners Lianne Tapson and Richard Surtees (right) defeated Richard Cragg and Megan Jones in the final.

The Grantham Closed tournament was hosted by Grantham Tennis Club - and proved to be another successful event with 166 people entering and participating in the 33 different events.

Finals Day was held on Sunday after a week of qualifying, with a great standard of tennis played throughout.

Pictured, from left, are 14 and under girls' doubles finalists Martha Patton, Mille Kappen, Cerys Jones and Lydia Marshall.
Pictured, from left, are 14 and under girls' doubles finalists Martha Patton, Mille Kappen, Cerys Jones and Lydia Marshall.

Results: Women’s Singles: winner - Lianne Tapson, Runner-up - Megan Jones; Men’s Doubles - winners Richard Surtees & Richard Cragg, runners-up Jonathan Cummins & James Drennan; Women’s Doubles - winners Jane Hunter & Samantha Parker, runners-up Melanie Bloodworth & Lianne Tapson; Mixed Doubles - winners Richard Surtees & Lianne Tapson, runners-up Richard Cragg & Megan Jones; 18 and Under Girls’ Singles - winner Megan Jones, runner-up Ella Tapson; 18 and Under Boys’ Doubles - winners Joe Patton & Lewis Picker, runners-up Dominic Newcombe & Michael Cragg; 18 and Under Mixed Doubles - winners Michael Cragg & Megan Jones, runners-up Adam Tapson & Ella Tapson; 14 and Under Boys’ Singles - winner Nitesh Shyam, runners-up Aidan Oliver; 14 and U Boys’ Doubles - winners Jake Gibbons & Nitesh Shyam, runners-up, James Challen & Hugo Mackdermott; 14 and Under Girls’ Doubles - winners Cerys Jones & Lydia Marshall. runner-up Millie Kappen & Martha Patton; 14 and Under Mixed Doubles - winners – Aaron Jones & Cerys Jones, runners-up Jake Gibbons & Martha Patton; 12 and Under Girls’ Singles - winner Martha Patton, runner-up Daniella Hamson; Women’s 35 Singles - winner Melanie Bloodworth, runner-up Jacqueline Reek; Women’s 35 Doubles - winners Wendy Stewart & Jacqueline Wilson, runners-up Christine Cragg & Pip Jones; Mixed 35 Doubles: winners Paul Kennedy & Elizabeth Stokes, runners-up Karel Meuwissen & Helen Meuwissen; Men’s 45 Doubles - winner Karel Meuwissen & Neil Robertson, runners-up Nigel Birch & Rob Isaac; Women’s 60s Singles - winner Wendy Stewart, runner-up Susan Stannard; Men’s 60s Doubles - winners John Walker & Dale Wright, runners-up John Clarke & Brian O’Farrell; Women’s 60s Doubles - winners Elizabeth Frobisher & Wendy Stewart, runners-up Elaine Maplethorpe & Yvonne Walker; Mixed 60s Doubles: winners Paul Dixon & Pam Aust, runners-up Dale Wright & Elaine Mapplethorpe; Mini Green Boys Singles: winner Jacob Cullen, runner-up Jamie Wallace; Mini Green Girls Singles: winner Freya Warren; Mini Orange Boys Singles - winner Luke Cullen, runner-up Charlie Rymer; Mini Orange Girls Singles: winner Lilia Dunn, runner-up Polly Cullen; Mini Red Boys Singles - winner Toby Cullen, runner-up Joshua Harris; Mini Red Girls Singles - winner Imogen Clough, runner-up Maisie Street; Parent & Child - winner Joe Patton & Sarah Patton, runners-up Oliver White & Simon White; Parent & Mini Child - winners John Legard & Thomas Legard, runners-up Collette Cullen & Luke Cullen.

Grantham’s Mixed Fourth team missed out on promotion from the Lincoln and District League Division Two, following a narrow 5-4 defeat to Sleaford.

Both teams had 100 per cent records going into the decider, and despite Grantham winning more games, they missed out on rubbers won.

Prior to that, the team had made it six wins out of six matches with a 9-0 victory over Collingham Seconds.

Jake Gibbons and Martha Patton were beaten in the 14 and undermixed doubles by Cerys and Aaron Jones.
Jake Gibbons and Martha Patton were beaten in the 14 and undermixed doubles by Cerys and Aaron Jones.

Grantham’s Men’s Fifths managed to get their first win after a couple of tough matches. Joe Patton & Adam Tapson, Will Kappen & David Hall and Michael Cragg & Rob Gibbons claimed a comfortable 7-2 win against Saxilby.

Anyone interested in trying tennis, no matter your age or experience, is welcome to find out more about Grantham Tennis Club.

For more information, call the club on 01476 591391 or alternatively send them an email to info@grantham tennisclub.co.uk



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