Former Fed Cup Ace Dil­lon bat­tles to win

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RESULTS / ROUND-UP -

FORMER Fed Cup ace Rachael Dil­lon claimed the ti­tle yes­ter­day in the fi­nals of the East of Ire­land Cham­pi­onships at the Lans­downe Club.

Seeded No 2 in the women’s sin­gles, Dil­lon, who last fea­tured for Ire­land against Bos­nia/Herze­gov­ina, in Es­to­nia in 2015, dropped only one game in the open­ing set against top seed Jane Fen­nelly. But she was forced to bat­tle much harder in the sec­ond set be­fore even­tu­ally be­ing able to see off her op­po­nent on a 6-1 7-6 (7/5) score­line.

The top seed also came up short in the men’s sin­gles, with lo­cal Sean Collins, the No 5 seed, over­com­ing Owen Kirk, from the Car­rick­mines club, 7-6 (7/4) 6-4.

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