Andrews and Watkiss net Budleigh Salterton Games Club tennis section super vets success

PUBLISHED: 14:42 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:05 09 September 2014

The Budleigh Salterton Games Club Tennis Section held its annual Finals Day in ideal weather conditions.

First up was the Ladies’ doubles which saw Antonia Hislop and Anne Boyle defeat Hannah Odam and Rose Jessen 6-1, 6-4 in a contest umpired by Steve Andrews.

The Ladies Super Vets doubles saw Bridget Andrews and Wendy Watkis defeat Lorna Hitt and June Brown 6-3, 6-1. This match was officiated by Mary Lowles.

The Veterans Ladies Doubles, umpired by Gill Clay, saw a 6-2, 6-3 win for Lorna Hitt and Anne Harrison against Susan Murphy and Rachel Pike.

An absolutely riveting ladies singles match between long-standing friends and rivals Antonia Hislop and Hannah Odam, umpired by George Norman, saw Odam prevail to the tune of a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 score line.

The men’s doubles final saw Dick Odam and Ben Findell-Hawkins defeat Pete Waller and Martin Briggs in two sets in a match umpired Ian Lowles.

The Veteran’s Mixed Doubles competition saw Jennie Capel-Jones and Steve Yarnall lose in straight sets to Su Randell and Dick Odam.

The men’s singles title was landed by Ben Findell-Hawkins who defeated Dion Newcombe 6-4, 7-5.

Tea, sandwiches and cakes were served during the afternoon, providing an opportunity for the many members who attended to socialise.

The trophies were presented at the end of the day by club chairman, Mary Jordan, and the Games Club president, Dick Odam, who actually won three of the trophies he was presenting!

Mary Jordan expressed thanks to Ian and Mary Lowles for their hard work in organising the competition throughout the summer and particularly for the organisation of the Finals Day itself.

She also thanked everyone who had contributed in some way, from helping to get the courts ready and preparing the clubhouse and tea, to providing the delicious sandwiches and cakes. Special thanks were given to the umpires.

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