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Tennis World Individual Masters 2015

20 May 2015

Individual World Masters, at Cambridge. 15th - 24th May 2015


World Masters End of Tournament Individual Events Report

The World Masters Individual Championships were held at the Cambridge University Real Tennis Club from 15 – 24 May with 57 players competing and play taking place on both the blue and green courts.

The Over 50s singles final was won 6/5 6/4 by Manchester’s Simon Shenkman beating Washington DC’s Bill Barker who reached the final by overcoming GB Over 50s captain David Watson 6/3 2/6 6/5 in a thrilling semi-final.

In the higher age groups established names generally predominated but Simon de Halpert, last seen in these championships in 2010, defeated John Ward in the Over 70s singles final as well as winning the Over 70s Doubles with him and reaching the Over 65s Doubles semi-final. The outstanding player of the tournament was John Prenn who won a remarkable 4 events, beating William Maltby 6/2 6/5 in the Over 55s Singles and beating Jonathan Hamer 6/2, 6/1 in the Over 60s Singles, as well as winning the Over 55s Doubles partnering Mark Nicholls and the Over 60s Doubles partnering Jonathan Hamer. 

Other leading players, in this event as in past World Masters Championships, were:

  • Paul Weaver, winner of the Over 65 Singles and Doubles (with Mick Dean Doubles) and a finalist in the Over 60s Doubles

  • Jonathan Hamer, who in addition to winning the Over 60s Doubles reached the finals of the Over 55s doubles and Over 60s Singles as well as beating US Over 50s captain Steve Hufford 6/5 5/6 6/2 in a tense quarter-final in the Over 55s singles 

  • John Ward, winner of the Over 75s singles and Over 70s Doubles with Simon de Halpert who defeated him in the Over 70s singles

  • Paul Danby, winners of the Over 75s Doubles (with Tony Crook) and a finalist in the Over 75s singles and Over 70s Doubles.

  • Amongst the doubles specialists Mark Nicholls won both the Over 50s Doubles (with William Maltby) and the Over 55s (with John Prenn) and Graeme Richardson reached the Over 65s and Over 70s Doubles finals.

Elsewhere in the draw Allan Willingham took the first set in his Over 70s match with David Brazier 6-1 before the wily Brazier fought back to win in 3 sets.  Brazier and Robin Barlow also needed 3 sets to overcome Allan Willingham and Tony Poolman and Greg Cornish and Ross Troon nearly recovered from a 0/6 loss in their Over 65s match against Bernard Weatherill and Mike McAuley.

The CURTC marking team of Kees Ludekens, Peter Paterson, Scott Blaber and Simon Stokes did an outstanding job and on the social side we were very well looked after by CURTC President George Pearson and Bernie Carpenter with a social programme that included a reception in the Master’s Lodge at Corpus Christi and dinner in the Old Kitchens at Trinity.  Finally, thanks are due to the CURTC members for generously allowing their regular courts to be taken over for this event.

Ronald Paterson, Tournament Organiser

Results

Over 50 Singles

  • M.Gooden bt V.Scopelliti 6/2 6/3
  • D.Schenkein bt P.Williams 6/4 6/2
  • N.Browne bt R.Paterson 6/4 6/5

Quarter-finals

  • B.Barker bt J.Piccolo 6/2 6/2
  • D.Watson bt N.Browne 6/0 6/1
  • S.Talbot-Williams bt D.Schenkein 6/1 6/5
  • S.Shenkman bt M.Gooden 6/0 6/0

Semi-finals

  • B.Barker bt D.Watson 6/3 2/6 6/5
  • S.Shenkman bt S.Talbot-Williams 6/1 6/2

Final

  • S.Shenkman bt B.Barker 6/5 6/4

Over 50 Doubles

Quarter-finals

  • B.Barker & S.Hufford bt P.Williams & P.Dunn 6/0 6/2
  • R.Paterson & N.Browne bt D.Schenkein & L.Frank 1/0 ret
  • S.Haswell & S.Talbot-Williams bt J.Piccolo & V.Scopelliti 6/3 6/0

Semi-finals

  • B.Barker & S.Hufford bt S.Haswell & S.Talbot-Williams 6/2 6/2
  • M.Nicholls & W.Maltby bt R.Paterson & N.Browne 6/0 6/1

Final

  • M.Nicholls & W.Maltby bt B.Barker & S.Hufford 6/5 6/1

Over 55 Singles

  • S.Haswell bt P.Dunn 6/2 6/5
  • J.Piccolo bt R.Troon 6/3 6/2
  • S.Hufford bt M.Philpott 6/0 6/1
  • J.Hamer bt G.Cornish 6/0 6/1
  • D.Schenkein bt R.Paterson 6/5 6/3

Quarter-finals

  • J.Hamer bt S.Hufford 6/5 5/6 6/2
  • W.Maltby bt F.Satow 6/1 6/5
  • S.Haswell bt J.Piccolo 6/2 6/2
  • J.Prenn bt D.Schenkein 6/1 6/0

Semi-finals

  • W.Maltby bt J.Hamer 6/1 6/1
  • J.Prenn bt  S.Haswell 6/1 6/0

Final

  • J.Prenn bt W.Maltby 6/2 6/5

Over 55 Doubles

Quarter-finals

  • D.Watson & J.Hamer bt D.Wells & J.Stafford 6/0 6/0
  • J.Isles & G.Holloway bt F.Satow & R.Paterson 6/4 4/6 6/1
  • S.Hufford & M.Philpott bt R.Troon & G.Cornish 6/2 6/2

Semi-finals

  • D.Watson & J.Hamer bt S.Hufford & M.Philpott 6/2 6/2
  • M.Nicholls & J.Prenn bt J.Isles & G.Holloway 6/1 6/1

Final

  • M.Nicholls & J.Prenn bt D.Watson & J.Hamer 1/6 6/2 6/5

Over 60 Singles

  • D.Friend bt H.Pell 6/0 6/1

Quarter-finals

  • J.Prenn bt G.Cornish 6/1 6/1
  • J.Fisher bt D.Friend 6/0 6/1

Semi-finals

  • J.Hamer bt R.Troon 6/0 6/1
  • J.Prenn bt J.Fisher 6/1 6/0

Final

  • J.Prenn bt J.Hamer 6/2 6/1

Over 60 Doubles

Quarter-finals

  • G.Holloway & D.Friend bt J.Whitall & H.Pell 6/0 6/1
  • J.Hamer & J.Prenn bt J.Fisher & J.Newby 6/1 6/3
  • B.Weatherill & M.McAuley bt R.Troon & G.Cornish 6/0 4/6 6/4

Semi-finals

  • J.Hamer & J.Prenn bt B.Weatherill & M.McAuley 6/0 6/2
  • D.Colqhoun & P.Weaver bt G.Holloway & D.Friend 6/0 6/2

Final

  • J.Hamer & J.Prenn bt D.Colqhoun & P.Weaver 6/1 6/1

Over 65 Singles

  • P.Stanley bt H.Pell 6/1 6/3

Quarter-finals

  • G.Holloway bt J.Burnett 6/1 6/2
  • D.Tanfield bt J.Whittall 6/1 6/4
  • P.Weaver bt P.Stanley 6/0 6/1
  • J.Newby bt D.Bryant 6/2 5/6 3/5 retired

Semi-finals

  • D.Tanfield bt G.Holloway 5/6 6/2 6/1
  • P.Weaver bt J.Newby 6/0 6/0

Final

  • P.Weaver bt D.Tanfield 6/1 6/0 

Over 65 Doubles

Quarter-finals

  • J.Newby & D.Bryant bt R.Pilkington & H.McMorris 6/0 6/4
  • P.Weaver & M.Dean bt A.Willingham & J.Burnett 6/1 6/0
  • S.de Halpert & P.Stanley bt J.Whitall & H.Pell 6/1 6/3
  • G.Richardson & G.Holloway bt D.Tanfield & J.Farrall 6/3 6/2

Semi-finals

  • P.Weaver & M.Dean bt J.Newby & D.Bryant 6/0 6/1
  • G.Richardson & G.Holloway bt S.de Halpert & P.Stanley 6/1 6/4

Final

  • P.Weaver & M.Dean bt G.Richardson & G.Holloway 6/2 6/0

Over 70 Singles

  • R.Pilkington bt J.Guest 6/5 6/5
  • P.Wheeler bt H.McMorris 6/0 6/2
  • D.Brazier bt A.Willingham 1/6 6/4 6/3

Quarter-finals

  • D.Tanfield bt P.Wheeler 6/1 6/0
  • J.Ward bt D.Brazier 6/0 6/0
  • S.de Halpert bt P.Butler 6/3 6/4
  • R.Barlow bt R.Pilkington 6/1 6/0

Semi-finals

  • S.de Halpert bt R.Barlow 6/3 6/4
  • J.Ward bt D.Tanfield 6/2 6/3

Final

  • S.de Halpert bt J.Ward 6/5 6/2

Over 70 Doubles

Quarter-finals

  • S.De Halpert & J.Ward bt J.Guest & T.Miach 6/3 6/0
  • D.Tanfield & J.Farrall bt H.McMorris &  R.Pilkington 6/3 6/1
  • D.Brazier & R.Barlow bt A.Willingham & T.Poolman 3/6 6/3 6/1

Semi-finals

  • G.Richardson & P.Danby bt D.Tanfield & J.Farrall 6/4 6/2
  • S.De Halpert & J.Ward bt D.Brazier & R.Barlow 6/1 6/1

Final

  • S.De Halpert & J.Ward bt G.Richardson & P.Danby 6/2 6/1

Over 75 Singles

Quarter-finals

  • M.Garnett bt J.Guest 6/0 6/2
  • P.Wheeler bt T.Crook 6/2 6/2

Semi-finals

  • P.Danby bt P.Wheeler 6/5 6/5
  • J.Ward bt M.Garnett w/o

Final

  • J.Ward bt P.Danby 6/0 6/0

Over 75 Doubles

Final

  • P.Danby & T.Crook bt P.Wheeler & M.Garnett 6/2 6/5

Draws

Over 50 Singles

Over 50 Doubles

Over 55 Singles

Over 55 Doubles

Over 60 Singles

Over 60 Doubles

Over 65 Singles

Over 65 Doubles

Over 70 Singles

Over 70 Doubles

Over 75 Singles

Over 75 Doubles

Team World Masters 2015


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