Clarke claims hat-trick of wins over ri­val Nash

Pair clash three times on fi­nals day with Clarke end­ing on top

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Har­vey Whit­tam tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

(Clock­wise from above) Phil Clarke, Finella Day­wan, Jenny Milne and andd Phil Nash; Nash;Nh Phil Nash NNashh and Graham Roper; Phil Clarke and Tony McCaugh­erty

The mixed dou­bles fi­nal was a hard one to call as it fea­tured Nash part­ner­ing Jenny Milne, who have been in great form af­ter con­vinc­ing wins for the club in Bucks League matches, up against the ex­pe­ri­enced de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, Clarke and Finella Day­wan.

The team­work and pos­i­tive talk­ing by Day­wan and Clarke showed through to help clinch the first set tie-break, and in the sec­ond set, Day­wan con­vinc­ingly won her ser­vice games, while Clarke upped the power as cramp set in with Nash, help­ing the champs re­tain their tro­phy.

Un­for­tu­nately, a player in the ladies’ sin­gles and dou­bles fi­nal was ill, mean­ing Karen Perez held onto the sin­gles tro­phy she won last year, with Jenny Milne and her mother, Anne Milne, be­com­ing the dou­bles cham­pi­ons.

Alan Munro, the club chair­man, pre­sented the tro­phies and thanked the many mem­bers and friends who had sup­ported the event. This year was also spe­cial in that it was the first time they were be­ing played on the brand new ar­ti­fi­cial grass courts.

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