Road to Wimbledon – only the 2nd year that the Island has had players reach the main draw event. Both Jayden Go and Sarah Long gave it their “best shot” but we do have to realise that all other counties are bigger than the Isle of Man and probably have 50 to 100 players under 14yrs, whereas we have at the most 10 who compete. Jayden lost his qtr. final match to the runner-up (Cameron Owen) and in the doubles partnered by Noah Humphreys (Derbyshire) lost the qtr.final doubles in a very tight match, 4/5 (7) 5/4(3) 10-8. So close to reaching the s/final. Meanwhile Sarah Long had some tough matches as reported last week. However, Sarah partnered by Isabelle Knott (Somerset) won their 1st round match in the girls doubles 6/1 3/6 (10-7) before losing their next match 4/0/40 to Romily Murray (Cum)/Rosie Woodward (N Scotland). Years ago we used to have the Midland Bank Junior Open – held at Onchan Park – which attracted squads and individuals from the UK. One year a teenage Nick Brown won the boys singles. He later went on to play Davis Cup for GB. An event like that would help our juniors immensely. Well done Jayden and Sarah!
Road to Wimbledon National Finals WeekSee images »
Ramsey Town Cup – congratulations to our members who played in the Ramsey Town Cup. Results; Men’s Singles: Sean Drewry bt Adam Pyatt-Coppell 6/1 6/0, Ladies Singles: Charlotte Clarke bt. Aailish Kelly 4/0 4/0; Ladies doubles r/r winners Charlotte Clarke /Aailish Kelly r/up fellow Albany members Jackie Russell and Michaela Duchanova. Sean Drewry playing with his dad, Kevin (Ramsey), won the men’s doubles r/r, with Neri Gricevicius/Jon Gower-Jackson (Ramsey) taking the r/up spot. Aailish Kelly/Richard Simpson (Ramsey) won the Mixed Doubles Good to see Charlotte back on the courts after injury and well done to all the Albany finalists.
League results: we had two good wins last week in the Summer Mixed doubles league with Albany A beating Castletown B 4-2. Our team was Rob Comber/Aailish Kelly and Nerijus Gricevicius/Trish Thomas. Our B team had a very good win beating Castletown D team 6-0. The Albany’s team was Garreth Roome/Kirsten Hall and Tim Davies/Jane Reynolds.
Calling all Albany Tennis Players!
It’s that time of year again!
British Heart Foundation Tournament at Albany Tennis Club, Tuesday 16th May, 9.30am start, £10 to enter, should finish by 1pm. Refreshments provided.
Please respond to confirm if you can or can’t participate. It’s for a very worthwhile cause, we are raising funds to provide equipment for the IOM Cardiac Department at the Hospital.
We can only have a maximum number of Players, so it’s on a 1st come 1st serve basis! We will have a reserve list in case anyone drops out!
Ian has very kindly agreed to run the Tournament for us again this year.
It’s a morning of social tennis and fun, please join us!
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