Miller blasts way to Doubles title with Andrews
On course for double against Downes, Humphrey plays Gentle for Ladies Title
Jeremy Miller blasted some of the hardest serves seen in recent memory on the local circuit when he teamed up with Jason Andrews to capture the GBTI Men’s Doubles title on Friday evening.
Miller who in 2011 was the runner-up in three tournaments where he lost to Downes, Squires and Ezra Sue Ho seems determined to make the next step this year as he abandoned caution on his serves by going for outright winners against Leacock and Barckoy in what was his final match before the Men’s Singles which will be played today at 5:30 pm.
The Men’s Singles Final between Miller and Anthony Downes will follow the Ladies Singles finals which will feature Shawna Gentle vs Berbician Carol Humphrey.
The first set went to Miller/Andrews 6-3 as they complemented each other’s play, Miller’s heavy groundstrokes and def volleying by Andrews. In the second set Leacock/Barckoy battled hard and after going evenly up to 6-5 were able to break Andrews serve to take the set. Miller/Andrews then put on a show in the final set with Miller blasting first serves which their opponents had little chance of returning. The match ended 6-3 5-7 6-0 to Miller/Andrews.
Miller’s path to the finals included wins over Seanden David-Longe, Andre Lopes (w/o) and Gavin Lewis whilst Downes got past Khalif Gobin, Sandeep Chand and Leyland Leacock.
Downes also will feature in two finals as he teams up with Rebecca Mitchell to play Carol Humphrey/Godfrey Lowden in the Mixed Doubles on Saturday night.
The presentation ceremony for the tournament will follow the two individual finals today.