Performance player Liam Hignett enjoyed more tournament success last week at the Grade 3 Woking Open sponsored by BMW Vines Guildford and held at Woking Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Surrey. Hignett was the 16 & U singles champion in 2015 and this year competed in both the Open Men’s singles and doubles events.
After a bye in the first round of the singles he beat Richard Varley 6-1, 6-0 in round two, Benjamin Baker in round three 6-2, 6-4 and James Eager in the quarters 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(6). He had a fantastic win against top seed Neil Cordon in the semis 6-4, 6-4 but then lost to second seed Lamar Bartley in the final 6-1, 6-1 finishing in the runner-up spot receiving £100 in prize money, a medal and a BMW towel.
He had more success in the doubles with partner Cameron Alexander from Kingsley Tennis Centre as the pair were declared the overall winners. In the first round they beat Dylan Allenby-Ryan and Lewis Emmerson 6-2, 7-6(0) followed by Michael Paling and Andrew Williams in the quarters 6-4, 3-6, [13-11] and then had a walkover in the semis against Stephen Gibbons and Max Holland. They then won the event in a superb last match beating Alex Roszkowski and Dominic Pearson in the final 6-4, 7-6(11-9). Both boys received a trophy, BMW towel and a cash prize of £25 each.