Hat-trick of titles for Adam

Adam Jepson won three county singles titles.
Adam Jepson won three county singles titles.
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Adam Jepson (17), from Peterborough’s Archway Table Tennis Club, made it a hat-trick of titles at the Cambridgeshire County Championships at the weekend.

After retaining the junior singles title for the fourth consecutive year, Jepson added the Under 21 crown before winning the coveted men’s singles title as well.

He beat clubmate Daniel Fielding in a thrilling men’s singles final at the Neale Wade School in March.

Fielding, who was the holder, was leading 2-1 in games, before Jepson fought back to win 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 13-11.

In the junior singles final he beat Sam Chesterman from Huntingdon 11-5, 11-4, 11-6.

It was the first time a junior had won the men’s singles title for 35 years, which shows the improvement in the standard of play locally in the junior game, a result of having numerous former international players coaching at the Archway Club at Jack Hunt School, Ledbury Road, Peterborough.

It was a disappointing end to Fielding’s day as he also lost the men’s doubles with clubmate Shaun Curry. They were beaten 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 by Cambridge pair Martin Livermore and and Kevin Gray in the final.

Archway Veterans National League player Mirek Pazdzior from Archway won the Over 40s title beating Kevin Gray 11-8, 11-8, 11-3 in the final.

Werrington’s Nick Rate won the handicap singles (+15) beating Fielding (-10) 41-34 in the final while Yaxley’s Adam Saunders beat Steve Mason from March 11-4, 11-9, 11-3 in the final of the restricted singles event.