Sunny road to Wimbledon
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:46 15 June 2010
Seaton Tennis Club held their Road to Wimbledon" Junior Finals. First out were 11-year-old Emma Hurst and 13-year-old Kelly Gould. After her previous week's success in the Exeter Junior Open Under 12s, Emma was in fine form.
Seaton Tennis Club held their "Road to Wimbledon" Junior Finals. First out were 11-year-old Emma Hurst and 13-year-old Kelly Gould. After her previous week's success in the Exeter Junior Open Under 12s, Emma was in fine form. She won the first set 6-1 but Kelly quickly fought back in the second set, going 3-1 up. However, Emma kept her cool and her concentration to beat off this challenge and won the final 6-1 6-4. It was the boys' turn in the afternoon with Jake Henson facing up to James Gould. In the one set final, Jake found himself 0-4 down but, by extending the rallies and with gritty determination, he won the next six games to take the final 6-4. After the match Jake said: "It was really tough but I feel great now!"Seaton Head Coach Sally Freeman said that she was really pleased with the quality of the tennis.As regards the adult leagues, results have been coming in thick and fast. Ladies first, and Sue Vickers' B team had wins against Torquay D (7-4) and Newton St Cyres (7-2). The Ladies' A with Julie Hopkinson, Sally Freeman, Teresa Hancock and Heather Britton drew with Torquay B (5-5) and would undoubtedly have won had Heather not pulled a muscle in the first rubber and could not participate in the second.Mens now, and the C team have had good wins against keen rivals Newton St Cyres A (7-3) and always difficult to beat Willand (6-2). Seaton ace Kevin Davis, Simon Prior and young Charlie Potter played particularly well. Club captain Dennis Rose's Men's B had a very useful win against Dawlish C (6-5) but then lost away to their B team (3-7).