Tennis finals week in city

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The Sheffield Tennis Championships have got underway with over 130 entries.

Staged at Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club and sponsored by Deuce UK, based at Graves TC and Abbeydale Tennis Club, the tournament is in its 91st year with finals day next Saturday (2pm).

Results - Handicap singles: Liam Rudge bt Ben Jessop 6-2 6-3, James Hayward Browne bt James Allen 6-2 8-6, Lewis Whitaker bt Simon Farrell 7-5 6-2, Stephen Gilmour bt Russell Hudgell 6-1 6-2, Chris Bagnall bt John Pickard 6-3 6-3.

Quarter-finals: Rudge bt Thomas Lee 6-3 4-6 6-4, Browne bt Chris Robinson 6-4 6-4, Gilmour bt Whitaker 6-1 6-0, Bagnall bt Harrison Heath 6-3 6-1.

Mixed Handicap Doubles - quarter-finals: James Hayward Browne/Rebekah Gledstone bt Edward Cant/Katy Hudson 6-3 7-5, Chris Oake/Lesley Robertson bt John Pickard/Belinda Gallup 7-5 6-3, James Blackwell/Peeyusha Soobagrah bt Alex Smith/Emily Jessop 8-6 6-3, Craig Thompson/Vicky Lowther bt Darin Carlton/Gill Wells 6-4 6-4.

Play is underway each night this week starting at 6pm.