Tenterden Tennis Club member Clare King comes out on top in Albany tennis league while sister Alexandra Riggall finished third

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Tenterden Tennis Club member Claire King tied for first in the overall standings..
Camera IconTenterden Tennis Club member Claire King tied for first in the overall standings.. Credit: Laurie Benson

Sisters and Tenterden Tennis Club members Clare King and Alexandra Riggall faced off rather than playing in combination during the sixth and final leg of the Albany and Districts Tennis League at Lawley Park Tennis Club on Sunday.

In the delayed final event of the inaugural league, points earned over the six legs were tallied up to decide the individual standings.

King had a brilliant summer that led to her tying for first place with young gun Lily Wilsher-Saa, while Riggall finished third in the overall standings.

A total of 52 players took part in the men’s and ladies’ doubles tournament, with King teaming up with Michelle Cook to win the ladies’ A-grade final on Sunday.

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King and Riggall quite often play with each other but were on opposing sides for this event as King walked away with the chocolates.

Tenterden Tennis Club member Alex Riggall.
Camera IconTenterden Tennis Club member Alex Riggall. Credit: Laurie Benson

The combination of King and Cook proved a success on the court, with the pair winning all their matches before defeating the hard-hitting pair of Kym Bairstow and Jackie Brennan in the final.

Riggall played with Deb Mancini to finish in third place on the day.

In the A-grade men’s final Jordan Heil and Les Bairstow came back from six games to three down to defeat Vincent Brochard and Sam Graham, 7-6.

Nathan Crudeli and Zac Wilsher won the men’s B-grade final, while Mark Wilsher and Joe Ellis won the consolation final.

Ross Truscott was the overall champion in the men’s competition across the six events.

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