Category D Open Championship 2018

Updated: 26 Mar 2018 Results and report
Published: 18 Jan 2018

Hatfield House; 23-25 March 2018. Steve Brewerton and Ronald Paterson win their sub-categories

Category D Open Championship 2018
Category D Open Championship 2018
Category D Open Championship 2018
Category D Open Championship 2018
Category D Open Championship 2018

Category D Singles Report

Hatfield once again had the honour of hosting the Category D Singles event for players between 30-39 handicap and as in previous years the event was split into 2 divisions 30-34 and 35-39.

There was a good entry of 20 players in total and we were spoilt with some great tennis throughout.In the 35-39 section the final was between Ronald Paterson of MCC and Shovan Tamjidi of MURTC and it was an epic battle.Ronald was the eventual winner 6/4 6/5 after over 1 & ½hours of play, with 2 very different styles of play on show.Ronald served and returned with excellent control and played some great classic tennis, whereas Shovan controlled the ball beautifully to a length and retrieved balls he had no right to get back.Both sets could have gone either way and the match was played in a great spirit and it appeared at the end that both players, as well as the marker, were relieved that it hadn’t gone to a final set.

In the 30-34 section the final was between Hatfield Chairman Steve Brewerton and Oliver Taylor, a talented 19 year old from Jesmond Dene, who from the looks of things will be leaving this handicap bracket behind very soon.This was not to be his day though as a combination of Steve’s control and aggressive attacking play and Oliver’s inability to find the form that had brought him to final, meant that Steve ran out a fairly comfortable 6/1 6/3 winner.Oliver had showed some great skills and a superb all round game in earlier rounds and he clearly has a bright future but for Steve it was the culmination of a great weekend’s tennis, winning 3 matches for the loss of just 11 games and hopefully next year we will see him bring back one of the Category C titles from Moreton Morrell!

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