Clarke claims hat-trick of wins over rival Nash
Pair clash three times on finals day with Clarke ending on top
(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.