Bilby kos No 3 seed on his way to semi-finals

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Andrew Bilby of Beauchief tennis club swept aside No 3 seed James Riley in straight sets in the Sheffield and District Annual Tournament men’s singles first round.

And then he continued his run beating Jonty Holtum to take a place in the semi-final. Results (seeds in brackets)-

Mens open singles 1st round: Oliver Gilmore bt Stephen Gilmour 6-1 ret; Christian Kleeli (4) bt Charlie Pick 6-2 6-4; Dominic Jessop bt Alex Smith 6-2 3-0 ret; Jonty Holtum bt Paul Agbakoba 7-6 6-2; Andrew Bilby bt James Riley (3) 7-5 6-1; Chris Bagnall bt Will Griffiths 6-3 6-2; Tom Haslam (2) bt Jamie Bennett wo.

Quarter-finals: Joshua Gledden (1) bt Oliver Gilmore 6-1 6-2; Andrew Bilby bt Jonty Holtum 6-1 6-3; Tom Haslam (2) bt Chris Bagnall 6-1 6-2.

Men’s veteran open singles 1st round: Robert McIlvenny bt Nathan Hudgell wo; Chris Robinson (3) bt Brandon Petty 6-2 6-0; Czes Wegrzynski bt Russell Bluff 6-7 6-3 6-4: Tom Whittaker bt Fabio Caparrelli 6-3 6-4: Mike Wolstenholme (4) bt Russell Hudgell 6-1 7-5: Sean Ryan bt Wayne Robson wo; Gary Bridgeman (2) bt Bev Smith 6-1 6-0.

Quarter-finals: Simon Oldham (1) bt Robert Mc Ilvenny 6-0 6-0; Gary Bridgeman (2) bt Sean Ryan 6-3 3-6 4-5 ret.

Ladies open singles quarter-finals: Katy Hudson bt Anna Van Doorn 6-3 6-1.