Tennis: Hat trick of wins for brother and sister double act

Ed and Elizabeth Morris
Ed and Elizabeth Morris

Brother-and-sister pairing Ed and Elizabeth Morris netted Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club’s closed mixed open doubles title for the third year in succession, writes Steve Hossack.

The two teenagers are both products of the club's junior section, and now help out with the coaching, served up a straight sets 6-2, 6-3 win over Matthew Clegg and Pat Binstead.

Clegg enjoyed better fortunes in the men’s open singles.

He beat Vishnu Pannikkar 6-3 6-4 in a final featuring two of the best young junior prospects in Yorkshire.

Both players joined the club as eight year-olds and were part of the club's junior programme before moving on to Yokshire LTA Performance Centres in addition to playing tournaments all over the country,.

The highly-rated teenager, partnered by the experienced Dave Cole, also finished on the winning side in the men’s open doubles final, beating joint-club coach Mick Hague, and dad Kevin Clegg 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Abi Rodwell and and Amy Harris, beat joint-club coach Liz Beaton and Lucy Wright 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to claim the ladies’ open doubles title.

Ed Fisher beat Jacob Bennett 6-3 6-2 in the men’s handicap singles final.

John Carter and Martin Talbot got the better of junior 'Tennis Leaders' Fisher and Will Morley (6-1, 3-6, 6-4) in the mixed handicap doubles final.

Rob Cullen and Katie Jenkins lifted the mixed handicap doubles title after recording a 6-2, 6-3 win over Steve Plaxton and Kate Warren.

Isobel Morley and Millie Mettham posted a 7-5, 6-3 win over Katie Jenkins and Julie Smith in the ladies’ handicap doubles final.