Atlantic Racquet Centre hosts successful Westward Ho! Tournament
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The annual Westward Ho! Tournament was held last week.
The annual Westward Ho! Tournament took place at the Atlantic Racquet Centre (ARC) at Caddsdown last week.
The event was blessed with good weather and some exciting competitive play.
In the senior categories, Ian Leonard won a triple crown of veterans’ events, playing three finals back-to-back.
On her birthday, Alison Swinton from Ilfracombe had a busy day, making three finals and winning two of them.
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Her husband Andrew also reached two finals.
The sportsmanship award went to Gerald Sussex, who fitted in competing in the tournament with his daughter’s wedding.
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The junior tournament had children from the age of four to 18 playing events.
Elina Pickerd-Barua from Cardiff won the U12 girls’ singles.
The 11-year-old moved up an age range to win the U14 event, and in another jump in age group was runner-up in the U16 singles.
She then partnered Lucy Cornish to win the 14 & under doubles - a thoroughly praiseworthy performance.
The sportsmanship award went to Sonny Hutchings from Ilfracombe, who stepped in at the last minute to help fulfill some fixtures across different age groups.
The award for the most improved Westward Ho! Junior was won by Katie Rowe, who made her first final.
The full results are as follows:
Men’s Singles 10.2, 10.1, 9.2: 1, Kevin Hooper; 2, Andrew Swinton
Men’s Singles 9.1, 8.2: 1, Thomas Store; 2, Andrew Swinton
Men’s Singles 8.1, 7.2, 7.1: 1, Andrew Hearn; 2, Tom Vinall
Men’s Singles 6.2, 5.2, 5.1: 1, Dan Lobato; 2, Christian Petersen
Men’s Open Singles: 1, Emerson Styles; 2, Lewie Parker
Ladies’ Singles 10.2, 9.2, 9.1: 1, Allison Swinton; 2, Danielle Witt
Ladies’ Singles 8.2, 8.1: 1, Abigail Hanafin; 2, Jadeen Lowe
Ladies’ Open Singles: 1, Amber Lowe; 2, Beth Nash.
Men’s 50+ Singles: 1, Ian Leonard; 2, Paul Ley
Ladies’ 50+ Singles: 1, Allison Swinton; 2, Danielle Witt
Men’s Singles Tableau: 1, Lewie Parker; 2, Peter Wilcox.
Ladies’ Singles Tableau: 1, Georgina Loosemore; 2, Amber Lowe.
Men’s Open Doubles: 1, Lewie Parker & Matt Johns; 2, Emerson & Alex Styles
Ladies’ Open Doubles: 1, Cath Andrews & Teresa Poole; 2, Jemma Sloman & Beth Adamson
Mixed Doubles: 1, Peter Wilcox & Sunny Parker; 2, Christian Petersen & Georgina Loosemore
Men’s 50+ Doubles: 1, Paul Ley & Ian Leonard; 2, Gerald Sussex & John Norman
Ladies’ 50+ Doubles: 1, Jinny Stapley & Jenny Doig; 2, Denise Koval & Karen Morris
Mixed 50+ Doubles: 1, Ian Leonard & Nicola MacDonald; 2, Gerald Sussex & Allison Swinton
Boys’ U8 Singles: 1, Euan Greenslade; 2, Thomas Palmer
Girls’ U9 Singles: 1, Evie Norris-Bishop; 2, Maisie Ayres
Mixed U9 Singles: 1, Jacob Amohia; 2, CJ McKenna
Mixed U10 Singles: 1, Julian Hayter; 2, Sam Laidler
Girls’ U10 Singles: 1, Grace Vowels; 2, Isobelle Beer
Boys’ U12 Singles main draw: 1, Rupert George; 2, Finbar McGarvey.
Boys’ U12 Singles consolation: 1, Jacob King-Smith; 2, Aiden Emery
Girls’ U12 Singles main draw: 1, Elina Pickerd-Barua; 2, Lucy Cornish
Boys’ U14 Singles main draw: 1, Jayke Charlesworth; 2, Rio Moss
Boys’ U14 Singles consolation: 1, Jack Prickett; 2, Tyler Cooper
Girls’ U14 Singles main draw: 1, Elina Pickerd-Barua; 2, Katie Rowe
Girls’ U14 Singles consolation: 1, Alice Beresford; 2, Millie Ayres
Boys’ U16 Singles main draw: 1, Kieran Rooney-Heason; 2, Robbie Broomhead
Boys’ U16 Singles consolation: 1, Finn King-Smith; 2, Jayke Charlesworth
Girls’ U16 Singles main draw: 1, Hazel Vernon; 2, Elina Pickerd-Barua
Boys’ U18 Singles main draw: 1, Ryan Andrews; 2, Alex Styles
Boys’ U18 Singles consolation: 1, Finn King-Smith; 2, Mikey Comley.
Boys’ U14 Doubles main draw: 1, Joe Cooper & Jayke Charlesworth; 2, Thomas Whiteley & Jack Prickett
Boys’ U14 Doubles consolation: 1, Christian Miller & Archie Salfairso; 2, Tyler Cooper & Ben Salfairso
Girls’ U14 Doubles: 1, Lucy Cornish & Elina Pickerd-Barua; 2, Martha MacDonald & Niamh Ramsay
Boys’ U18 Doubles: 1, Brad Phillips & Kieran Rooney-Heason; 2, Ryan Andrews & Alex Styles.