Monday 23 September 2019

Sun shines for finals day at Wicklow Tennis Club

The finals of the Sinnott Skoda Senior Club Championships took place in glorious sunshine at Wicklow Tennis Club.

Members and visitors who came along to watch the tennis were not disappointed, with some encounters extending to three set matches.

The finals started at 2 p.m. and finally finished up at around 11 p.m. followed by the prize giving ceremony. Sponsor John Sinnott of Sinnott Skoda was on hand to present all the winners and runners up with their silverware and prizes.

There was a running barbecue from 4 p.m. which kept everyone going for the remainder of the day. The club has passed on its thanks to Liam Whitty, Jeff Byrne, Mark Tindale and all the young members who helped out in any way.

Club President Robert Earls congratulated all the finalists and thanked everyone for their support throughout the tournament, in particular club captain Ken O'Dwyer who ensured the players were accommodated with scheduling and spectators enjoyed some treat nights during the duration of the event.

Members were also delighted to see their new look clubhouse which has been undergoing upgrades for the past few months.

Results: Ladies Singles Champion - Shionagh Downey, runner up Alexandra Pickerill; Men's Singles Champion - Tomás Morrissey, runner up John Boylan; Ladies Doubles Champions - Tina Meehan and Shionagh Downey, runners up Jean Baker and Grace Fitzsimons; Men's Doubles Champions - John Boylan and Tomás Morrissey, runners up John Curry and Conor Sexton; Mixed Doubles Champions - Jean Baker and John Curry, runners up Alexandra and Robert Pickerill; Mixed Doubles over 35's Champions - Anita and John Boylan, runners up Jean Baker and John Curry; Ladies B Singles winner - Áine Teevan, runner up Ella Tindale; Men's B Singles Winner - Ronan Gilpin, runner up Mark Britchfield; Ladies Doubles B winners - Hannah Gormley and Catherine Merrigan, runners up Áine Teevan and Loraine van Bronckhorst; Men's Doubles B Winners - Mark Britchfield and Sean Garland, runners up Sean Farrell and Dylan Frazer; Mixed Doubles B Winners - Clare Murphy and Ian Britchfield, runners up Loraine van Bronckhorst and Robert Earls; Ladies C Singles Winner - Grainne Ring, runner up Amy Kavanagh; Men's C Singles Winner - Liam Whitty, runner up Aidan Morrissey; Ladies C Doubles Winners - Carol Davies and Aisling O'Brien, runners up Vyvienne Empey and Áine Kavanagh; Men's C Doubles Winners - Peter Hutt and Ken Quinn, runners up Andrew Hasler and Franco Tamani; Mixed Doubles C Winners - Claire O'Sullivan and Stephen Fitzsimons, runners up Aisling O'Brien and Michael Keegan.

Wicklow People