The Annual Jack Britton Singles Trophy

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sam Ashcroft from Breaston won the 38th Jack Britton Singles Trophy at Nottingham Tennis Centre on the weekend of the 4th/5th August at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

The number 1 seed won his first two matches on Saturday for the loss of just 5 games. In the semi-final the 19 year old, who trains at David Lloyd Derby, beat No 3 seed Clive Parsons from Loughborough 6-1 6-2.

In the second semi final 14 year old Pierre Luiggi, a performance junior at Nottingham Tennis Centre beat Tom Lewis, a tennis coach from Loughborough, 6-4 7-5.

The final was played after a rain delay in bright conditions with Sam dominating the early exchanges to take the first set 6-0, but Pierre came back strong to take the second set 7-6. The match was decided on a 10 point match deciding tie-break with Sam forcing his younger opponent into errors to take the title 10-5. 

The consolation event was won by Jamie McLoughlin of  Keyworth, who beat Jaime Jimenez from Lincolnshire 6-2, 2-6 and 12-10 in a match deciding tie-break. 

The tournament in its 38th year is contested by players from clubs around the East Midlands, and excludes senior county players from the last 5 years. 

Winner,  Sam Ashcroft (David Lloyd Derby)
Runner Up, Pierre Luiggi (Nottingham Tennis Centre)
Semi-Finalists, Tom Lewis (Charnwood TC) & Clive Parsons (Loughborough Town TC)

Andy Bradley, Tournament Organiser



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