TENNIS: Daniel shows his promise to win top District titles

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DANIEL Lea aged just 17 years old from Graves made his mark in his first year of playing in the Sheffield & District Tennis Tournament at Hallamshire Tennis Club.

Lea won both the men’s open singles event and men’s open doubles with partner Simon Howson, who is also based at Graves.

Throughout the two events Daniel Lea dropped a mere twenty-four games. Other newcomers were Karl Green and Adele Finley both from Bradfield and each winning an event, also Millie Mockford from Brentwood made two finals winning one and just missing out in the other.

Results (all finals)

Mens Open Singles: Daniel Lea, Graves, bt Richard Furness, Ecclesall, 6-1 6-0. Ladies Open Singles: Louise Holtum, Bamford, bt Lucy Wright, Wheatley Hills, 6-3 2-6 6-2.

Men’s Open Doubles: Simon Howson and Daniel Lea, Graves, bt Josh Gledden and Adam Jameel, Abbeydale, 6-1 7-6. Ladies Open Doubles: Agnes Hau, Chesterfield, and Laura Oldham, Dore & Totley, bt Louise Holtum, Bamford, and Mary Langen, Chesterfield, 6-3 6-2. Mixed Open Doubles: James Riley, Graves, and Louise Holtum, Bamford, bt Josh Gledden, Abbeydale, and Agnes Hau, Chesterfield, 6-4 6-4.

Men’s Handicap Singles: Karl Green, Bradfield, bt Stephen Gilmour, Ecclesall, 2-6 6-2 6-3. Ladies Handicap Singles: Adele Finley, Bradfield, bt Millie Mockford, Brentwood, 6-4 6-4.

Mixed Handicap Doubles: Chris Duffy and Millie Mockford, Brentwood, bt Chris Oakes and Liz Fogg, Dore & Totley, 6-3 6-3.

Men’s Handicap Doubles: Chris Oakes and Richard Williams, Dore & Totley, bt James Hayward-Browne and Nick Oldale, Ecclesall, 2-6 10-8 6-3. Ladies Handicap Doubles: Margaret French, Bradfield, and Giuseppina Ward, Brentwood, bt Rebekah and Emily Gledstone, Ecclesall, 6-2 6-2.

Men’s Veteran Open Singles: Simon Oldham, Dore & Totley, bt Wilf Jessop, Hallam Grange, 2-6 6-1 6-1.

Men’s Veteran Handicap Doubles: Bob Lamb, Mexborough, and Trevor Ward, Grove, bt Brandon Petty and Mike Wolstenholme, Hallamshire, 8-6 6-3. Ladies Veteran Handicaped Doubles: Margaret French, Bradfield, and Giuseppina Ward, Brentwood, bt Belinda Gallup and Jane Speddings, Brentwood, 9-7 3-6 6-3.

Men’s Veteran Open Doubles: Steve Howard, Hallamshire, and Wilf Jessop, Hallam Grange, bt Gary Bridgeman, Mexborough, and Simon Oldham, Dore & Totley, 6-3 6-1. Ladies Veteran Open Doubles: Belinda Gallup and Jane Speddings, Brentwood, def. Margaret French, Bradfield, and Giuseppina Ward, Brentwood, 6-3 6-4.

Presidents Cup awarded to Christos Liaskos