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Stansted Tennis Club finals day: Daphne Lunnon, Jon Budd and Simon Fox claim two titles apiece

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Daphne Lunnon, Jon Budd and Simon Fox claimed two titles apiece at Stansted Tennis Club's finals day.

The event was the culmination of the club's summer knockout series and there were plenty of exciting matches.

Lunnon retained the ladies' singles trophy with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Marta Hensall in a contest featuring some long rallies.

From left, Jon Budd, Simon Fox, Michael Wilde, Daphne Lunnon, Fiona Pye and Carol Cook (51535156)
From left, Jon Budd, Simon Fox, Michael Wilde, Daphne Lunnon, Fiona Pye and Carol Cook (51535156)

Budd took the men's singles title with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Fox after the latter turned around a 5-2 deficit in the second set to take the match into a decider.

Budd and Fox then teamed up to triumph in the men's doubles where they were convincing 6-1, 6-1 winners over the new pairing of Adrian Olver and Michael Wilde.

Carol Cook and Fiona Pye were crowned ladies' doubles champions thanks to a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Lunnon and Diane Brown.

In the mixed doubles final, Lunnon and Wilde got the better of Cook and Olver 6-4,7-6. Olver's dominance at the net gave him and Cook an early lead before Wilde's tactically angled shots secured the silverware for him and his partner.

Plate events were held in some of the competitions for the first time, with Fiona Kelly overcoming Catherine Gibby 6-2, 6-2 with some consistent play to land the ladies' singles plate.

Fox and Catherine Gibby fought back to defeat the husband-and-wife pairing of Jamie and Gail Hogg in the mixed doubles plate while Mark Harris received a walkover in the men's singles plate.

And a delighted Cathy Brenner got her hands on the Roger Loveday Trophy for being the most improved player.

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