PICTON Tennis Club’s 2013 champions were recently decided in a variety of categories.
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Thirty-six competitors competed in 11 finals, including a new category for junior players, the “hotshots orange ball” event, which was won by Jake Cutmore, who defeated Hunter Mordue 6-0 in the final.

Tournament organiser Krischan Keller described the tournament as one of the most successful championships in recent years.

Keller said the A1 men’s doubles and A2 and A3 men’s singles were not completed on the same day as the other finals “due to various reasons”.

Steve Jobson emerged triumphant in the top male category, the A1 men’s singles, defeating Ben Cosgrove 6-2, 6-3.

Catherine Griffiths beat Mona Fakhry 7-6, 6-2 in the female equivalent, the A1 women’s singles final.

“Steve’s superior and very accurate returning proved to be the difference in the final,” Keller said.

“But Ben Cosgrove gave a great effort and the score does not reflect the quality of the match that was played.

“The consistent play of Catherine throughout the women’s singles match proved to be too consistent for the hard-hitting Mona.

“However, this was one of the longest and one of the most entertaining matches of the tournament.”

Elaine Brockett and Alison Radford were too good for Mona Fakhry and Neda Vukomanovich, winning 6-2, 6-1 in the A1 women’s doubles final.

“The combination of Elaine’s powerful forehand and Alison’s low-bouncing, slice backhand proved to be the difference in the match,” Keller said.

“The match was played with great spirit, as everybody was enjoying themselves. And it was a pleasure to watch.”

In other finals, James Longa and Catherine Griffiths beat Krischan Keller and Mona Fakhry 6-1, 6-4 in the A1 mixed doubles final; Maighan Duck defeated Sue Ottesen 6-1 6-1 in the A2 women’s singles final; Jessica Cutmore and Chelsea Gerada beat Maighan Duck and Kirsty Lee Barcicki 6-1, 6-3 in the A2 women’s doubles final; Jessica Cutmore and Greg Tyler defeated Eamon Byrne and Pamela Davis 6-2, 6-2 in the A2 mixed doubles final; and Greg Tyler beat Eamon Byrne 6-4, 6-0 in the men’s A3 singles final.

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