Dad and daughter shine at championships
FATHER and daughter Graham and Isabella Jackson enjoyed a fantastic day at the Gerrards Cross Lawn Tennis Club Championships recently.
Isabella, 12, already a winner of the Road To Wimbledon competition, carried off a hattrick of further titles, first claiming the girls’ singles with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Cara McCulley.
She then teamed up with Manasi Kumar to beat McCulley and Sarah Ewart-Smith 6-3, 6-3 in the girls’ doubles, before completing a hat-trick when, in company with Lauren King-Sparke, she took the ladies doubles against over-65 champions Lynda Lowe and Chris Redmond 6-0, 6-4.
Dad took the mens’ singles crown, proving too consistent for the club’s ex-academy ambassador Conor McHale, winning 6-2, 7-6.
In doing so he emulated his younger brother Andrew, who won the crown in both the 1980s and 90s.
Kelly Walsh became ladies champion for the sixth time, after cleverly mixing up her pace of shot to come from a double break down in the first set and 5-3 down
n FANTASTIC DAY: (Above) Adult and junior boys finalists; (left) Isabella Jackson, Chris Redmond, Lynda Lowe and Lauren King-Sparke in the second to triumph 6-4, 7-5 included one in partnership with over King-Sparke, who got brother Seb in the doubles, and U9 compensation by winning the Ashni Sangha, who beat Aneka mixed doubles in company with Patel in the U9 Orange and Road Dave Sellars. to Wimbledon singles finals and in
Other treble winners included the U10 doubles, where she was Jacob Mellows, whose victories partnered by Acada Lue Fong.