Dad and daugh­ter shine at cham­pi­onships

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.

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