Katanning top club on home court

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Men’s A-grade winners Brad Rundle and Stuart Witham.
Camera IconMen’s A-grade winners Brad Rundle and Stuart Witham. Credit: Katanning Tennis Club

A strong field of 70 competitors took part in the Katanning Tennis Club open doubles tournament played in drizzly conditions on Saturday.

Players from all the way between Perth and Albany took part in the tournament which featured a ladies’ C-grade division for the first time.

Dominant duo Alexandra Riggall and Clare King won yet another ladies’ A-grade title, in remarkable fashion only losing three games out of five sets, to defeat Vanessa Devon and Vanessa Hillman.

Brad Rundle and Stuart Witham, who lost one tiebreaker for the day, got the better of Les Bairstow and Carl Turich in the men’s A-grade.

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Ladies A-grade winners Alexandra Riggall and Clare King.
Camera IconLadies A-grade winners Alexandra Riggall and Clare King. Credit: Katanning Tennis Club

Claire Payne and Sam Lubcke defeated Bec Jeffries and Annette Quatermaine in the ladies’ B-grade, while Chris Wise and Winton Nazzari proved too strong for Trevor Scott and Barry Atkinson in the men’s B-grade.

The ladies’ C-grade final was won by Kate Adam and Michelle Dennis, who were also named best dressed, defeating Sherona Smith and Jemima Richardson while Peter Kowald and Shane Hall won the men’s C-grade division.

Katanning also took out champion club honours, a much needed win after the events of the past few weeks.

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