Ruth ruled the roost at Longthorpe and City of Peterborough Ladies retain their title

Ruth Swann was the queen of Longthorpe Tennis Club picking up three titles - the ladies and mixed doubles plus the over 45 mixed doubles - on finals weekend.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 4:00 pm
Singles fiinalists at the Longthorpe Lawn Tennis Club event, from left, Mark Peters, Toby Eldred, Seth Briggs-Williams and Harry Clark.

Teenage star Seth Briggs-Williams - the Cambs Under 16 and Under 18 champion - won the men’s singles and doubles crowns, although fellow youngster Harry Clark pushed him hard in the singles.

Results: Men’s Singles Final: Seth Briggs-Williams beat Harry Clark 6-3, 7-5. Plate: Toby Eldred beat Mark Peters 6-3, 7-5.

Mens Doubles Final: Seth Briggs-Williams & Ashley Martin beat Martin Trayford & Dave Howarth 6-0, 6-1. Plate: Paul Stevenette & Alan Swann beat Harvey Adcock & Usman Ali 6-2, 6-3. Over 45s: Hans Seeberg & Tim Palmer beat Graham Moyle & Paul Stevenette 6-4, 6-0. Plate: Jason Burgess & Martin Trayford beat Mark Peters and Mark Betambeau 6-1, 6-4. Over 65s: Graham Moyle & Mike Piggott beat Ray McDonnell and Bill Sansom 4-6, 6-1, 10-7.

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Ladies Singles Final: Vicki Axe beat Caroline Worth 6-1, 7-6.

Ladies Doubles Final: Ruth Swann & Alison Hurford walkover. Plate: Angie Axe & Vicki Axe beat Caroline Worth & Caroline Worth & Sylivia Murray 6-3, 6-2. Over 45s: Sue Sansom & Caroline Worth walkover. Plate: Jane Wheble & Sylvia Murray beat Linda Guise & Sheila Smith 6-7, 6-1, 10-7. Over 65s: Liz Norfolk & Angie Axe walkover.

Mixed Doubles Final: Harry Clark & Ruth Swann beat Mo Malkera & Alison Hurford 6-2, 6-2. Plate: Toby Eldred & Vicki Axe beat Martin Trayford & Caroline Worth 6-2, 6-3. Over 45s: Alan Swann & Ruth Swann beat Mark Peters & Lesley Luton 6-0, 6-3.

City of Peterborough retained their Hunts & Peterborough Division One title with a decisive win over St Neots in a winner-takes-all battle at Bretton Gate.

In a high quality clash unbeaten City romped home 7-1 against a team who had dropped just four sets all season.

Scores: Katrin Turvey & Anna DeTrojan beat Bethan Davies & Othelia Agar Stallbom 6/1 6/4.

Eva Taylor & Anita Duff beat Gee Farnsworth & Caroline Osborne 6/4 6/4.

Katrin Turvey & Anna DeTrojan drew with Gee Farnsworth & Caroline Osborne 6/2 4/6.

Eva Taylor & Anita Duff beat Bethan Davies & Othelia Agar Stallbom 7/6 6/4.

Nicky Keir captained the side and Lisa McDonagh also played.