Burnley’s tennis aces sparkle

TENNIS ACES: Burnley Tennis Club finalists
TENNIS ACES: Burnley Tennis Club finalists

SOME sparkling tennis was on show during Burnley Lawn Tennis Club’s annual knockout finals day.

In the Men’s Singles Daniel Taylor beat Kristian Hodgson 6-2 6-2 while the Ladies’ Singles was won by Elaine Varcoe who defeated Jo Heywood 6-3 6-3.

The Men’s Doubles Final was won by Iain Taylor and David Whittaker by defeating Chris Rowell and Steve Palmer 6-4 6-0 with Varcoe and Heywood triumphing over Alison Padgett and Jill Thorpe in the Ladies’ Doubles Final, 6-1 6-3.

Iain Taylor and Varcoe beat Edward Holt and Heywood in the Mixed Doubles Final 6-4 6-4, the Veterans’ Singles Final was won by David Hodgson beating Paul.O’Brian on a championship tie-breaker 7-6 6-7 10-7 and the Veterans’ Doubles Final was won by Ashgar Ali and O’Brian after they beat Hodgson and Nigel Holt 6-2 6-3.

Meanwhile the Boys’ Singles Final was won by Zieshaan Hulhaq who beat James Denson 6-3 6-1 while in the Girls’ Singles Final, Sarah-Jane Taylor was crowned champion she beat Kermine Kermode 6-0 6-1.

The Junior Doubles Final was won By Liam Taylor and Peter Ashwoth after they defeated Matthew Crossley and James Denson 6-1 6-2.