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Thursday, May 03, 2012

100+ Doubles Tournament

The Oratory Real Tennis Club held its yearly 100+ Doubles Tournament on Saturday. To be eligible to play, both players had to have a combined age of 100!
There were some massive handicap games during the day which always makes for interesting tennis. There were 2 group stages with the top 2 pairs for each group going through to the knock out stages.
The first semi-final was between Sarah Brownlee & Calum MacLean vs Sarah McGivern & Michelle Bucknell. Michelle and Sarah McGivern used the handicap well and beat Sarah Brownlee & Calum 5/4
In the second semi-final Pam & Tim Tomalin were beaten by Ian Wood & Luke Readman 5/3.
This left us with 2 pairs who were on form. Michelle & Sarah were receiving a big handicap from Ian & Luke. There were a few unforced errors from Ian & Luke which made their set that little bit more difficult. Michelle & Sarah played well and took the title 5/3. Congratulations to Michelle and Sarah.
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Photo: (L to R) –Runners-up: Luke Readman and Ian Wood. Winners: Sarah McGivern and Michelle Bucknell