Hot singles served up as Brochard and Wilsher top the crop
The return of competition singles in the Lower Great Southern Tennis Association was well supported as part of the second event of the Albany & Districts Tennis League at Lawley Park Tennis Club last Sunday.
The men’s main-draw final was a fantastic affair, going to the wire as Ross Truscott and Vincent Brochard went head to head.
It was a high-quality final as the pair showed strong baseline form early on, with Brochard taking the opening two games before Truscott levelled up at two-all.
Some heavy hitting from the baseline helped Brochard take a 4-2 lead but Truscott fought back hard to level it once again.
Both held serve to leave the final at 5-5 and then Brochard made the winning move, holding serve to go 6-5 up and then breaking Truscott’s serve to claim the entertaining affair, 7-5. Jordan Heil was the victor of the men’s main draw third and fourth play-off, prevailing 6-4 over Les Bairstow.
Impressive youngster Lily Wilsher produced a strong performance to take out the ladies’ singles final, 6-3, over her opponent Deb Mancini.
Barry Atkinson accounted for Matt Laughton in the men’s consolation event, winning 6-1.
Event organisers were encouraged by the numbers in the singles event and attention will quickly turn to the third leg of the league, a men’s and ladies’ doubles day on Sunday, December 1.
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