Hail the winners of L&W winters finals

First published in Tennis

A HAILSTORM could not spoil the Leigh & Westcliff’s Winter Finals at Kent Elms TC on Sunday.

Westcliff Hard’s pairing of Joe Levey and Josh Onion triumphed over Hadleigh Park’s Jason Watkins and Jack Vile in three hard-fought sets to claim the men’s doubles title.

And in an all-Thorpe Bay ladies doubles final, Sue Sergeant and her daughter Amy defeated the holders Ann Murray and Heather Bell in a straight sets win.

In the mixed doubles, Sue Sergeant and Martin Needs retained their title in another three-setter against David Lloyd’s Craig Giles and Rosanna Clarke.

Results: Ladies’ Doubles: Sue and Amy Sergeant bt Ann Murray & Heather Bell (All Thorpe Bay) 6-1 6-4. Men’s Doubles: Joe Levey & Josh Onion (Westcliff Hard) bt Jason Watkins & Jack Vile (Hadleigh Park) 4-6 7-5 6-3. Mixed Doubles: Sue Sergeant & Martin Needs (Thorpe Bay/Kent Elms) bt. Craig Giles & Rosanna Clarke (David Lloyd) 6-3 6-7 6-3. Men’s Doubles Plate: Roger Perham & David Crawford (Wickford) bt Craig Jones & Toby Archer (David Lloyd) 6-4 6-3. Mixed Doubles Plate: Ben Clow & Louise Fletcher (Hadleigh Park) bt Kevin Harvey & Emma Mellish (Kent Elms) 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 (CT). Ladies’ Doubles Plate: Hayley Needs & Debby Lincoln (Westcliff Hard/Kent Elms) bt Sandy Phillips & Pam Cole (Westcliff Hard) 6-3 6-3.

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