Club Tournament 2009

Another sunny Finals' Day saw some tight matches played. David Soanes convincingly bagged his fifth Mens Singles title by beating Pete Druett 6-4 6-2. The Ladies Singles Final was a much closer affair. Toni Cox took a closely fought first set 7-5, but Helen Asbury came back strongly to easily take the second set 6-2. Helen started the third set strongly, but then succumbed to cramp and Antonia Cox overtook her to take the third set and championship 7-5 2-6 6-3.

In the Mens Doubles Martin Steen-Tolle played extremely accurate and powerful tennis. This gave some consolation to his partner Pete Druett after Pete's defeat in the singles as the beat the holders David Soanes and Ole Andersen in straight sets, 6-4 7-5.

A view of Club Finlas Day In the Ladies Doubles, Helen Green and Katheryn Schutterlin proved too strong for Linda Boston and Joy Browning, winning 6-3 6-2. The Handicap Doubles Final saw Linda in action again, this time with Graham Hensby against Sue Aldington and her husband, Neil Boston. This "Battle of the Bostons" saw Linda and Graham win a long and closely contested match 6-3 2-6 6-4. Dave Spencer tortured his mother before overcoming Will Cullen 2-6 6-3 6-4 for the Men's Under 21 singles in almost a copy-cat repeat of last years final between the same two player. Dawn Torgesen and I (eventually!), having survived a couple of match points in the semi-final, secured our third mixed title by beating Katheryn Schutterlin and Miles Elliot 6-4 5-7 6-2.   Thanks to all who came to support and to Craig for manning the barbeque.
Jason Oliver

The results of the final are given in the table below, and snapshots of the finalists are at the bottom of this page. Thanks to those who helped make the Finals Day a success.

Event Winner Runner-up Score
Ladies Singles Toni Cox Helen Asbury 7-5 2-6 6-3
Mens Singles David Soanes Pete Druett 6-4, 6-2
Under 21 Mens Singles Dave Spencer Will Cullen 2-6 6-3 6-4
Ladies Doubles Kathryn Schutterlin & Helen Green Linda Boston & Joy Browning 6-3, 6-2
Mens Doubles Martin Steen & Pete Druett David Soanes &Ole Andersen 6-4, 7-5
Mixed Doubles Jason Oliver & Dawn Torgersen Miles Elliott & Kathryn Schutterlin 6-4, 5-7 6-2
Handicap Mixed Doubles Linda Boston & Graham Hensby Sue Aldington & Niel Boston 6-3, 2-6 6-4

Ladies Single Finalists, September 2009

Ladies Singles Finalists
Toni Cox (winner) and Helen Asbury (runner-up)

Mens Singles Finalists
David Soanes (winner) and Pete Druett (runner-up)

Mens Singles Finalists, September 2009
Under 21 Mens Singles Finalists, September 2009

Under 21 Mens Singles Finalists
Will Cullen (runner-up) and Dave Spencer (winner)

Mixed Doubles Finalists
Miles Elliot & Kathryn Schutterlin (runners-up) and Dawn Torgersen & Jason Oliver (winners)

Mixed Doubles Finalists, September 2009
Ladies Doubles Finalists, September 2009

Ladies Doubles Finalists
Linda Boston & Joy Browning (runners-up) and Helen Green & Kathryn Schutterlin (winners)

Mens Doubles Finalists
Anders Markvardsen & David Soanes (runners-up) and Martin Steen-Tolle & Pete Druett (winners)
(plus Pete's two daughters!)

Mens Doubles Finalists, September 2009
Handicap Mixed Doubles Finalists, September 2009

Handicap Mixed Doubles Finalists
Graham Hensby & Linda Boston (winners) and Sue Aldington & Niel Boston (runners-up)