Miller re­turns from US to take men’s ti­tle

TEN­NIS

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RE­TURN­ING hero Tom Miller was crowned men’s cham­pion at Great Mis­senden Lawn Ten­nis Club’s fi­nals day.

Miller, hav­ing re­cently come back to the club af­ter grad­u­at­ing from the Univer­sity of Sacra­mento in Cal­i­for­nia, beat de­fend­ing cham­pion Alex Hart­ley in three ex­cel­lent sets, while So­phie Bell, a reg­u­lar in the Bucks Over-40s team, suc­cess­fully de­fended her ladies’ ti­tle against Lot­tie Hayward-Cook.

Match of the day was un­doubt­edly the ladies dou­bles, where Nicki Hart­ley and Rowan Fyfe beat twins Jo Jo and Lot­tie Hayward-Cook in a third set tiebreak which ex­tended to more than two-and-a-half hours. The men’s dou­bles was com­fort­ably won by James Har­ley and Tor Stock­dale, beat­ing Andy Fyfe and Alex Hart­ley, while James then teamed up with Lot­tie to beat Alex and Nicki in a com­pet­i­tive

MEDALS: Ten­nis play­ers at Great Mis­senden LTC’s fi­nals day mixed fi­nal to dou­bles dou­ble.

In the vet­er­ans’ sec­tion, Tom Miller’s mother, Kate, won the ladies ti­tle with Sue Kwan and the mixed with Ajit Kadirga­mar, while Stu­art Tay­lor paired up with Andy Os­borne to win the men’s dou­bles for the first time.

In the ju­nior sec­tion, Oli Os­borne and Will Gibbs won the

earn

him­self

a ju­nior U18 dou­bles ti­tle, then played each other for the ju­niors boys cham­pi­onship, which Oli won in a closely fought match.

Os­car Mar­shall fig­ured in four fi­nals, win­ning the U14 sin­gles and dou­bles, beat­ing Michael Macken­zie-Crooks, then team­ing up with Oliver Mur­ray to see off Matt and Louis Ben­son. How­ever, he lost both the U16 sin­gles and U12s dou­bles, go­ing down to Will Piper, and to McKen­zie-Crooks and Jack Reilly. McKen­zie-Crook also beat Ben­son in the U12s sin­gles fi­nal.

Mean­while, a lot will be hap­pen­ing at the club over the win­ter, with club fix­tures, a range of so­cial ten­nis pro­grammes and a Chal­lenge Ten­nis win­ter coach­ing sched­ule.

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