Miller/Ramdyhan capture Mixed Doubles title
- Wesenhagens capture Novice Doubles
Top seeds in the Mixed Doubles category Jeremy Miller/Shelly Daly Ramdyhan had to battle hard to pull off a come from behind to register a 4-6, 6-1, 10-5 in the super tie break victory over veteran Godfrey Lowden and top ranked singles ladies player Shawna Gentle in the final of this year’s Trophy Stall Doubles Competition which ended on Sunday, at the Pegasus Hotel Hardcourts.
Lowden/Gentle started off well in the first set when they secured a service break on Ramdyhan’s serve at 1-1 and maintained that lead up to 5-4 where Lowden held at love to complete the set 6-4. In the second set
Miller/Ramdyhan rebounded well and raced off to a 3-0 lead before Lowden held serve. Miller then held on his service game as he sent down some heavy spin serves. Gentle’s serve was then broken for a 5-1 lead before the set ended 6-1.
In the super tie-break decider, the teams were evenly poised for the first couple of points before Miller/Ramdyhan applied the pressure and build a lead which they never relinquished to complete the comeback win 10-5.
In the earlier match, luck finally ran out for Irzad Zamal and Sunesh Maikoo who breezed through to the finals when they ran into Dick and Joyce Wesenhagen in the Novice Doubles finals. Zamal and Maikoo started off well and had their opponents on the defensive as Zamal put in some good serves. The Wesenhagens fought back and went ahead 5-3 with a chance to serve out the match. This was not to be as their opponents secured a service break and then tied the game up at 5-5. After some closely contested points, the Wesenhagens pulled off the win 7-5 to secure the title.
In the other match played on the night, Godfrey Lowden/Sandeep Chand booked their places in the finals against Jeremy Miller/Jason Andrews when they won a closely contested match against Daniel Lopes/Nicholas Glasgow 6-4,6-3 . The match featured many good rallies and in the end it was the more experienced team which pulled it on.