Aaron Dawson crowned 16 & U County Champion

Keeping up Totally Tennis’ record of consecutive County Champions for over twenty five years, performance player Aaron Dawson was crowned the 16 & under Boys Singles champion at last weeks annual Hampshire & IOW County Championships 2019 held at Winchester Racquets & Fitness club. Overall the club had five winners and six runners-ups across all the age groups.

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After a bye in the first round top seed Dawson beat Oliver Hopper 6-0, 6-1 in round two and then defeated eighth seed Matthew Dillon 6-4, 6-1 in the quarters followed by third seed Aaron Butcher 6-2, 6-1 in the semis. In the final Dawson beat fourth seed Jed Voysey 6-3, 6-3 to win the title. Club mate Harry Feast also competed beating William Dyer 6-0, 6-0 in the first round but lost out in round two against Butcher  5-7,6-3, 1-0(8)

Dawson also won the 16 & under Doubles title with partner Jack Curtis.  In the quarters the top seeds beat Voysey and partner Egan Daborn 4-1, 4-1, Sam Ardley and Freddie Swain in the semis 4-0, 4-0 and second seeds Butcher and Owen Martel in the final  1-4, 4-0, 1-0(4). Fellow performance player and coach Liam Hignett won the Men’s Doubles title with partner Ryan Golesworthy defeating William Coward and David Darrock in the semis 4-0, 4-1 and second seeds James Blair and Mats Colling in the final 4-2, 4-1.

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Younger sister Isla Hignett and partner Tillie Reid won the 16 and under Girls Doubles title beating Scarlett Doman and Poppy Marston 4-1, 4-0 and Charlotte & Evangeline Howard 4-2, 4-1. Isla also won the 18 & under Mixed Doubles with partner Chris Adeshina after beating Aaron Butcher and Martyna Ciubatiuk 4-2, 4-1 and Feast and Reid 4-0, 4-0. Hignett.

0F7FACFC-6BF8-4937-8248-DCCA61ECD0F408E24D6F-C401-4809-9798-8516841A606BMini performance player Hayden Cummings finished in the runner-up spot in the 10 and under Boys Singles after a three set battle in the final against Tuna Lokman 2-4, 4-1, 10-1. Following a bye in the first round Cummings beat Cameron Jeffries Keel 4-2, 5-3 in the quarters and Xinghan Zhao in the semis 4-0, 4-2. Clubmate Harry Dolman was knocked out in the first round against Felix Inglis 4-0, 4-1. In the 12 and under Boys Singles, Cummings beat Zhao in the first round before losing in round two to top seed Sam Cawood 6-1, 6-1.

In the 10 & under Mixed Doubles Cummings and Lokman were runners-up and Dolman and partner Cameron Jeffries Keel finished in  fourth place. Dolman was runner-up in the 9 & under Mixed Doubles with partner Riley Webb. Dolman finished third in the 9 and under singles after beating Zachary Kleiner in the second round 7-4, 7-1, Cameron Jeffries Keel in the quarters 7-5, 7-5 but then lost in the semis against Percy Weston 7-2, 3-7, 7-4. 

In the 14 & under Girls Singles third seed Kirsty Da Silva was runner-up defeating Camille Phillips in the first round 6-2, 6-4 and Katie Hart in the quarters 6-0, 6-1 and top seed Ivana Maynard in the semis 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(5). In the final Da Silva lost against second seed Scarlett Doman 6-1, 6-3. In the 14 & under Girls Doubles second seeds Da Silva and partner Ivana Maynard were runners up after beating Harriet Burley and Holly Cann 4-0, 4-0 but lost to top seeds Sienna Boyce and Ciubatiuk in the three set final 1-4, 4-2, 1-0(4). Da Silva was also runner-up in the 14 & under Mixed Doubles with partner Joshua Furneaux.

Reid, Da Silva and Isla Hignett all competed in the 16 and under Girls Singles. After a bye in the first round, second seed Hignett beat Scarlett Doman 6-1, 6-1 in the quarters but lost to third seed  Ciubatiuk in the semis 6-3, 6-3. Both fourth seed Reid and Da Silva lost in the first round to Mia Gerty 6-2, 6-1 and Sienna Boyce 7-5, 6-4 respectively. Isla also competed in the Open Womens Singles losing in the first round to second seed Freya Davies 6-2, 6-1. In the Womens Doubles, Hignett and partner Magda Kornijczuk went out in the semi final stages against second seeds Natalie Sayer and Summer Colling 1-4, 4-2, 1-0(3). 

In the 18 & under Boys singles Feast defeated William Woolnough in the first round 6-2, 6-1 before losing against top seed and former Totally Tennis player Golesworthy in round two 6-0, 6-0. Fourth seed Dawson beat Sam Morgan 6-0, 6-0 in round two and seventh seed Milan Bharadia 6-3, 6-2 but lost in the semis to Golesworthy 6-0, 6-1. In the 18 and under Boys Doubles Dawson and partner Jack Curtis beat George Copplestone and Franko Stoman in the quarters 4-1, 4-0 but lost to top seeds Golesworthy and his partner William Jones in the semis 4-1, 4-0.

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Congratulations to all the winners, runners-ups and everyone that entered this years County Championships 🙂

 

Tennis Talk: Jamie Murray Scoops Doubles Title at Queen’s

When Andy, his younger brother and defending champion, got knocked out in a shock first round defeat it was left to Jamie Murray to win a trophy at this year’s Aegon Championships held at The Queen’s Club in London.

2017-aegon-championships-murray-soares-final-800x300-gettyMurray and partner Bruno Soares lift the doubles trophy on Sunday after beating French duo Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 6-3 in the final. Not only was it a great victory but one for the history books too as Murray the first British man to win the Aegon Championships doubles title since Jeremy Bates back in 1990.

The final was the pair’s second match on Sunday after they first won an unfinished semi final clash that was previously interrupted due to rain against Marin Cilic and his partner Marcin Matkowski 1-6, 6-4, 10-8.

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Singles champion was Feliciano Lopez, 35 who became the tournament’s oldest winner in the Open Era beating fourth seed Cilic 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(8) with a crowd thrilling final set on Centre Court. Top seed Andy Murray, second seed Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic ranked third all made unpredicted early exits from the tournament.

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