Seaton Tennis Club celebrates Finals Day

Mixed Doubles winners Becs Hudson and Geoff Westall

Mixed Doubles winners Becs Hudson and Geoff Westall - Credit: Seaton Tennis Club

A crowd of 50 or more members and guests turn out to watch the action as the club’s leading players battle it out for the five Club Tournament trophies.  

First on court were youngster Zanna Newsholme and former finalist Jen Rose. The first set went to a more consistent Jen 6-3 before big hitting Zanna took the second by the same score. In the deciding Championship Tie Break Zanna, raced into a commanding 7-1 lead and eventually closed out the breaker 10-6 to become the new champion.  

The Men’s Singles was a repeat of last year’s final between Kevin Davis (39) and Stuart Loudwell (54). Stuart looked to disrupt his younger opponent with a mixture of top spin, slice and volleys but Kevin seemed to have the answer to everything, retaining his title 6-1, 6-1. 

The Ladies’ Doubles featured two new pairings, Jen Rose and club coach Cristina Sanz taking on Jo Little and Julie Hopkinson. Jen and Cristina edged the first set 6-3. A tense second set started off equally close, but Jen and Cristina kept their composure and finally took the set on their second match point, 6-4. 

The sun came out for the Men’s Doubles final between last year’s winners Peter Moroz (59) and Stuart Loudwell and Beer pairing of Barry Follett (63) and Iain Horlock (34). In a high-octane display, Pete and Stuart took the first set 6-4 and squeezed over the line in the second, 7-5, to retain their title. 

The final event was the Mixed Doubles between multiple former winners Julie Hopkinson and Simon Prior (66) and new pairing of daughter and father Becs Hudson and Geoff Westall (62). Geoff and Becs coped better with the challenging windy conditions and broke serve in the second half of the first set to take it 6-4. Despite a fightback from Simon and Julie in the second set, Geoff and Becs came through 6-3. 

Seaton Tennis Club welcomes visitors and all new members from beginner to superstar, both junior and adult. If you’re interested and for more information, look them up on Google or get in touch at seatontennis@gmail.com  

Ladies Doubles Winners, Cristina (l) and Jen (r)

Ladies Doubles Winners, Cristina (l) and Jen (r) - Credit: Seaton Tennis Club

Head Coach Toby Willis presents the trophy to Ladies Singles winner Zanna Newsholme

Head Coach Toby Willis presents the trophy to Ladies Singles winner Zanna Newsholme - Credit: Seaton Tennis Club

Club Chairman Simon Prior presents the trophy to Men's Singles winner, Kevin Davis

Club Chairman Simon Prior presents the trophy to Men's Singles winner, Kevin Davis - Credit: Seaton Tennis Club

Men's Doubles Winners Peter Moroz (l) and Stuart Loudwell (r)

Men's Doubles Winners Peter Moroz (l) and Stuart Loudwell (r) - Credit: Seaton Tennis Club