Heimraj Resaul and Jordan Beaton made it to their first Trophy Stall Doubles Men’s final after a close battle against Joshua Kalekeyzi and Viraj Sharma in the semifinals. It was an unexpected fight as they lost the first
set 5-7 but managed to regain their composure and take the other two sets, 6-3 6-3.
They squared off against the older and strategic combination of Philip Squires and Joseph DeJonge who dispelled hard hitters Khalid Gobin and Dominic Fraser 6-2 6-1. Squires and DeJonge proved formidable in the first set and secured an easy 6-1 lead but the tide turned in the second set to the settled youngsters and they wrapped it up, 6-3.
The deciding set was secured by the experienced Squires and DeJonge after serving up big serves and putting together a more comprehensive game plan to secure it 6-3. This is the first time the pair has won the Men’s Doubles together.
The veterans displayed the highest level of craft in the game. Steve Surjballi and Robin Singh faced off against the Berbician combo of Anthony Amerally and Godfrey Lowden in a crowd pleasing match which had a little of everything.
There were drop shots, slices that left the spectators and opponents stunned, crisped volley rallies and sportsmanship. Most of the games went to deuce and could have swung in any direction but Lowden and Amerally closed the first set 6-3.
There was a resurgence in the second set as Surjballi and Singh took a commanding 3-1 lead. While serving to head to another break up, they were broken to remain at 3-2. Lowden and Amerally capitalised on this with a 6-4 win to be crowned winners of the Trophy Stall Men’s Over-45 Doubles. Action continues with the Ladies and Mixed Doubles.
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