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Double success for Lucy and Bruce

Bruce Wagstaff and Lucy Hamilton-Turner each enjoyed double success as the Chrystal Open tennis championship drew to a close.

Wagstaff and Riaan Riekert provided a hard fought contest for the men’s title with all-court rallies.

Bruce took the first set, fairly comfortably 6/2, but Riaan made a much bigger impact in the second set before Bruce edged it 7/5.

Meanwhile, Karen Faragher and Lucy Hamilton-Turner were also giving a good performance - Lucy just took the first set 6/4 and then the second 6/1.

Lucy and Karen then paired up to tackle the much younger partnership of Laura Feely/Hannah Snidal in the women’s doubles final.

Following a close first set, Lucy and Karen won 7/5, 6/2.

Bruce then teamed up with James Buxton to take the men’s doubles title – but only after three long, exciting and sometimes frenetic sets.

They started well against Riaan and Jamie Teare taking the first set 6/3 before the number two seeds turned on the power to win 6/3 only for Bruce and James to manage a 6/3 third set win.

Men’s singles quarter-finals: Wagstaff bt Jack Hedges 6/1,6/1;Teare bt Markus Dimbacher 6/1,6/1; Riekert bt M O’Dwyer 6/0,6/0; Buxton bt Andy Murray 6/2,6/3; Semi-finals: Wagstaff bt Teare 6/1,6/1; Riekert bt Buxton 6/2,6/0.

Women’s singles quarter-finals: Catherine Breed bt Katie Harris 6/0,6/0; Sarah Breed bt Hannah Snidal 6/3,6/0, Hamilton Turner bt Araceli Cruz 6/0,6/0; Semi-finals: Faragher bt C Breed 6/3,7/5; Hamilton-Tuner bt S Breed 6/2,6/1.

Men’s doubles semi-finals: Buxton/Wagstaff bt R Kerr/A Murray 6/3,6/1; Riekert/Teare bt Scott Lewis/Ronan McDonnell, who had earlier had a very good win, 6/1, 4/6 10/1, over Jos Woodford/Jack Hedges.

The next major event at the club is the Wessex Junior Open from July 1-5.

You can find more details on the club website: albanyltc.co.uk

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