Inverclyde Now Logo TENNIS — Close Matches In Greenock And District Finals

19 October, 2020 | Sport

Mark McGrath, left, and Jonny Glen

GREENOCK and District Tennis Championship finals were played, with some very close finishes to a number of the events.

In the men’s singles, last year’s runner-up Mark McGrath eventually was able to turn the tables on defending champion Calum Roberts in a high-quality match with many long and exciting points in a highly charged third set winning 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

From left, Raymond Norris, Stephanie Swan and Calum Charteris

Mark and Calum combined to win the men’s doubles title for the third time, beating Chris Bendoris and Roy Fraser 6-4, 6-2.

There was another nail-biting end to the veteran men’s singles with Raymond Norris finally managing to overcome defending champion Matt Smith 11-9 in the third set, using a championship decider scoring.

From left, Calum Roberts, Hazel McIntyre and Heather McIntyre

The ladies’ singles also produced a close match as mother and daughter Heather and Hazel McIntyre battled for the title. Hazel won 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Cameron Hyde and Anna Daisley

The mixed doubles final saw defending champions Stephanie Swan and Raymond Norris against top-seeded pair Anna Daisley and Cameron Hyde. In what was a closely-contested match, Stephanie and brother Raymond held on to their title taking the match in straight sets.

This year’s title makes it 13 times Raymond has won the open mixed doubles title, with four different partners.

The veteran men’s doubles title was retained by last year’s champions Callum Gerrard and Matt Smith who defeated Morris Glen and David Purdue in straight sets.

Photos courtesy of Campbell Skinner Photography

Matt Smith, left, and Callum Gerrard

Full results:

Men’s Singles: Mark McGrath, Fort Matilda, beat Calum Roberts, Fort Matilda — 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Men’s Shield (for First Round losers) : Jonny Glen, Ardgowan, beat Calum Charteris, Fort Matilda — 6-2, 4-6. 10-4 (tiebreak)

Veteran Men’s Singles: Raymond Norris, Fort Matilda, beat Matt Smith, Ardgowan — 4-6, 7-5, 11-9

Ladies’ Singles: Hazel McIntyre, Fort Matilda, beat Heather McIntyre, Fort Matilda — 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Men’s Doubles: Mark McGrath, Fort Matilda, and Calum Roberts, Fort Matilda, beat Chris Bendoris and Roy Fraser, Clarkston — 6-4, 6-2

Mixed Doubles: Raymond Norris, Fort Matilda, and Stephanie Swan, Fort Matilda, beat Cameron Hyde, Fort Matilda, and Anna Daisley, Fort Matilda — 7-6. 6-3

Veterans’ Men’s Doubles: Callum Gerrard, Ardgowan, and Matt Smith, Ardgowan, beat David Purdue, Ardgowan, and Morris Glen, Ardgowan — 6-1, 6-0

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