Ladies and Gentlemen’s singles tournament 2019
Perran Tennis annual Ladies and Gentlemen’s singles tournament 2019 provided a great day of tennis.
With the grass courts presented in super condition by Mike Payne,and rewarded with a warm and sunny weather forecast.
The ladies singles produced good tennis in the group stages that resulted in two semi-finals.
The first semi was between Vasilisa Evdokimova and Lucinda Hawken, two junior members that’s produced great tennis resulting in a hard fought win for Lucinda.
Her opponent would be Alison Legg who defeated last year’s winner June Fallow in a long exciting match 7 games to 5.
The final was played between the young left handed Lucinda and right handed Alison Legg resulting in a deserved 6 2 victory to Lucinda.
The Gentlemen’s singles produced two excellent semi finals.
The first was between young Archie Mallet and former club champion Ian Gosling-Brown,the match was of a high standard with Archie playing an array of excellent shots beyond his years.
However the experience of Ian was enough to clinch a place in the final.The second semi final was a repeat of last years semi final between current champion Pete Williams and Greg Spray.
Similar to last year this was as close as you could get as the two friend’s and great rivals battled to 6 games each and therefore played a 10 point tie break to decide who would proceed to the final.
Long rallies with great volleys and net cords on many points resulted in a tight 10 points to 6 victory for Pete.
The men’s final played on grass was a fine contest resulting in a second singles title for Ian Gosling-Brown,despite being pushed hard by Pete.The punishing ground strokes and ability to cover all parts of the court resulted in a 6 3 victory for Ian Gosling-Brown.
A good lunch was provided by Alison Luck with the Trophies being presented by Chairman Peter Lampier .