The draw for the mid-Summer Madness League at Kilkenny tennis club has been completed and the details are on the club notice board. It is noted that very few matches have been completed yet.
With matches involving the best of three sets, there is quite a lot of tennis to be played. In addition, each player has eight matches to complete. The committee hopes the matches can be played before the cooler climate of September.
On Friday a successful tournament was run, and this event continues to grow in popularity. In the first section, the best of the group ended on the same number of games, with Niall O’Flaherty and Shane Comerford in top position.
The runners-up were Mark Hennessy and Sheila Jordan. In the other section, Tom Madigan and Rena O’Connor seized the premier prize. Paddy O’Neill and Ann Marie-Brennan were the runnerw-up.
The recent Junior Open Week championships at Archersfield were a resounding success. The tournament attracted almost 200 players from all over Ireland. The tennis was of an exceptional standard, making the tournament the envy of clubs in the South East.
Results of finals: mixed doubles under-12, 1 Edel Mulholland/Andrew Arnopp; 2 Faye Neill/Max Neill.
Boys singles under-12, 1 Oisin Murtagh (5); 2 Evan Whitty Fitzgerald (1).
Boys doubles under-12, 1 Liam Fennelly/Liam Reynolds; 2 Tom Carney/Oisin O’Hanlon.
Girls singles under-12, 1 Kate Finnegan; 2 Lucy Kirby (1).
Girls doubles under-12, 1 Lucy Kirby/Anna Walsh; 2 Kate Finnegan/Jessica Wagenaar.
Boys singles under-14, 1 Matthew Treacy (1); 2 Conor Gormley (3).
Girls singles under14, 1 Orla Carroll; 2 Sophie Murtagh.
Mixed doubles under-15, 1 Jayne O’ Gorman/Matthew Treacy; 2 Sophie Carr/Bernard O’Sullivan.
Boys doubles under-15, 1 Conor Reynolds/Matthew Treacy; 2 Conor Gormley/Daniel Maher.
Girls doubles under-15, 1 Ciara Brennan/Orla Carroll; 2 Isabella Carey/Maeve Shaw.
Boys singles under-16, 1 Trevor Cleary; 2 Mark Dowling.
Boys singles under-18, 1 David Sutherland; 2 Mark Dowling.
Boys doubles under-18, 1 Essa Saleh/David Sutherland; 2 Mark Dowling/Robert Keenan.
Girls singles under-16/18, 1 Orla Carroll; 2 Katie Atkinson.