TENNIS: Young players on Road to Wimbledon

Sisters Lucy and Charlotte Eaton
Sisters Lucy and Charlotte Eaton

Lucy and Matthew win Rugby LTC’s qualifying tournaments

Congratulations go to Lucy Eaton and Matthew Irish in winning the Rugby LTC Road To Wimbledon 2016 events. They will both go on to represent Rugby LTC in the County Finals in early July.

Brothers Matthew and James Irish

Brothers Matthew and James Irish

Interestingly, both finals saw a battle between siblings.

In the final of the best boys’ event the club have ever run (all matches were played), Matthew and James Irish had some marathon rallies as their match took more than two hours. However, it was Matthew who prevailed and went on to win 6-4 6-3. Matthew will now also go onto play Ben Stuchbury to see who is the 14&Under Club Champion for 2016.

Unfortunately, there were too many walkovers in the early stages of the girls’ event. However, the matches in the later stages were all played. After a sluggish start in the final, Lucy Eaton went onto beat her sister Charlotte 6-3 6-2. It was her weight of shot which proved to be the overriding factor in her victory. This win also gives Lucy her second win as the 14&Under Club Champion and her name will go on the Club’s Honours Board again. Charlotte will also be taking part in the County Finals as she was the winning player from Virgin Active’s R2W event.