Sisters mix it up in doubles

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Katie Stan-Bishop, Clare King, Sam Graham and Jack Hodgkinson.
Camera IconKatie Stan-Bishop, Clare King, Sam Graham and Jack Hodgkinson. Credit: Laurie Benson

Sisters and Tenterden Tennis Club members Alexandra Riggall and Clare King, faced off rather than played in combination during the fourth round of the Albany and Districts Tennis League held at Lawley Park Tennis Club on Sunday.

A total of 46 players took part in the men’s and ladies’ doubles tournament, Riggall teaming up with young gun Lily Wilsher-Saa to take out the ladies’ A-grade final.

Alexandra Riggall gets ready to serve.
Camera IconAlexandra Riggall gets ready to serve. Credit: Laurie Benson

Riggall and King usually play with each other but were on opposing sides for this event as Riggall and Wilsher-Saa defeated King and Katie Stan-Bishop, six games to two.

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Ross Truscott and Vincent Brochard recorded a convincing nine-game-to-two win in men’s A-grade final, proving too strong for Dan Burke and Les Bairstow.

Clare King looks to play a forehand shot.
Camera IconClare King looks to play a forehand shot. Credit: Laurie Benson

The ladies’ consolation event was won by Vanessa Hillman and Sue White while newcomers Nathan Crudeli and Joe Ellis took out the men’s B-grade final, defeating Andrew Slade and Tom Hillman 6-1.

The men’s B-grade consolation final was the game of the day.

Tied at six games all, Trevor Scott and Kevin Castrique prevailed in a tie breaker to win 9-7.

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