DANIELLE Frankish clinched a hat-trick of titles at Warwick Boat Club’s tennis closed tournament finals recently, writes Amy Flynn.
Frankish won three titles – the ladies’ singles, the ladies’ doubles and the mixed doubles – partnered by Will Mason – who also won the men’s singles.
The entry was the largest ever, with over 110 people taking part in all the categories, of which there were ten.
Frankish overcame Marie-Bernadette Ashe in the ladies’ singles and the pair teamed up to win the ladies’ doubles against Kate Young and Suzie Rowe, whilst Frankish was partnered by Mason in the mixed doubles as they triumphed over Gavin Henderson and Alice Protheroe.
The men’s singles final was a very hard fought match between Andy Norton – a previous winner – and Mason. Norton had two match points, but Mason was able to overcome these and just take the third set.
Other winners on the afternoon included men’s double winners Norton and Hugh Jaques who beat Mason and Gavin Henderson, whilst the men’s handicapped singles was won by Saxon Sherwin who defeated Louis Hawking.
Hawking was partnered by his mother Claire to win the mixed handicapped doubles against Midori Jobling and Steve Chidlow.
The mother and daughter combination of Sue and Holly Thompson won the ladies’ handicapped doubles against Sam Bromwich and Angela Jobling, the men’s handicapped doubles was won by Gareth Hepworth and Andy Clarke against Simon Vetch and Steve Howard and the ladies’ handicapped singles title went to Caroline Phasey who defeated Jette Cowan.