Former Fed Cup Ace Dillon battles to win
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.