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Mee lands County title

PUBLISHED: 07:58 05 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:29 03 March 2010

IPSWICH tennis prospect Kevin Mee landed the 18-and-under singles title as the Ensors Suffolk (closed) junior tennis championships reached a climax.

Many of the top seeds faced each other in the finals and in the boys' section most of the finals were one-sided affairs.

IPSWICH tennis prospect Kevin Mee landed the 18-and-under singles title as the Ensors Suffolk (closed) junior tennis championships reached a climax.

Many of the top seeds faced each other in the finals and in the boys' section most of the finals were one-sided affairs.

But Mee's three-set battle with No. 2 seed Alex Collingwood (Bury St Edmunds) proved to be a gripping contest.

The No. 1 seed was favourite to take the title but Collingwood – previously knocked out of the 16-and-under competition at the semi-final stage – had even more incentive to do well.

The first set proved to be straight forward for Mee who lost just one way en route to a 6-1 success.

But Collingwood started to produce more first serves which allowed him to control the majority of the points from the baseline as he won the second set 6-4.

Both players began the final set quite nervously and it was Collingwood who made the first real error by producing a double fault that gave Mee an early break.

Mee promptly cruised into a 4-0 lead as Collingwood made unforced errors and, following two double breaks, the Ipswich player eventually completed victory with a 6-3 third set triumph.

The performance of the week in the boys' section came from Hadleigh's Matthew Hough, who completed the double in the 12-and-under singles and the 14-and-under competition.

That achievement was matched in the girls' section by Amy Robinson as the 14-year-old from Newmarket completed title victories in the 16-and-under singles as well as the 18-and-under.

In the boys' 10-and-under singles final Joseph Davis beat below-par club-mate Harry Mayhew in straight sets (6-2, 6-1).

Other good performances came from David Hough (Hadleigh), who won the boys' 16-and-under singles, Perri Daniel from Ipswich who won the girls' 12-and-under competition and Grace Hutson from Iken.

The latter, after being knocked out of the girls' 16-and-under singles at the semi-final stage, was able to beat No. 1 seed Alice Campbell Lamerton to take the 14-and-under title.

Results

BOYS – 9-and-Under Singles final: A Coulthart bt M Richardson 1-6 7-5 6-4. 10-and-Under Singles final: J Davis bt H Mayhew 6-2 6-1. 12-and-Under Singles final: M Hough bt A Watling 6-1 6-0. 14-and-Under Singles final: M Hough bt J Hazlewood 6-0 6-2. 16-and-Under Singles final: D Hough bt M Cooper 6-2 6-4. 18-and-Under Singles final: K Mee bt A Collingwood 6-1 4-6 6-3.

GIRLS – 9-and-Under Singles final: K Wesley bt M Jones 6-0 6-0. 10-and-Under Singles round robin: Winner-R White, Runner-up-K Sherington. 12-and-Under Singles final: P Daniel bt H Sherington 6-1 6-3. 14-and-Under Singles final: G Hutson bt A Campbell-Lamerton 6-4 6-3. 16-and-Under Singles final: A Robinson bt A Campbell-Lamerton 6-1 6-1. 18-and-Under Singles round robin: Winner-A Robinson, Runner-up-K Percy.


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