Billy Peters became a double champion with success in both the men’s singles and doubles at St Ives Tennis Club’s finals day.
Men’s doubles champions Billy Peters and Chris Martin. Photographs: St Ives Tennis Club
He secured a hard-fought 6-4, 6-3 victory over Matt Trevorrow, the 2019 winner who had held the trophy for two years after last season’s tournament had to be cancelled, due to coronavirus restrictions.
Former Cornwall rugby player Peters then teamed up with former Minor Counties cricketer Chris Martin to take the doubles crown with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Trevorrow and 15-year-old Charlie Eldridge, who reached the final in his first
year in the senior tournament.
Birte Hosken retained her ladies’ singles title, beating Aimee Hall 6-1, 6-1 in a match of long rallies. The ladies’ doubles went to the club’s ladies captain Carolyn Brown and Robin Clough, who beat Birte Hosken and Zhara Bola 6-4, 6-2.
Ladies’ singles champion Birte Hosken
Tony Wong won the men’s over-50 singles for the fourth successive year with a 6-1, 6-4 win over recent new member Richard Gray.
Chris Martin, partnered by Robin Clough, had a real tussle against his 14-year-old daughter Lulu and Dave Murthwaite in the mixed doubles final, with the teenager and her partner winning through 6-7, 7-5, 10-6 as the longest match
of the finals day went all the way to a deciding champions tie-break.