Hat-trick for Louise and Shinan at the Ladies’ Nationals

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Manchester Y Club
Saturday/Sunday, 22-23 January 2022

STOP PRESS Denied the chance by covid in 2021, Louise Mathias now won her third successive National Ladies’ Singles title and then, with Shinan Zhang, their hat-trick of Doubles titles also. We missed Alexandra Steel, Maddy Raynor and Katie Sumner among others but had a strong field of mostly young players from all over the country who provided a high quality and competitive entry once again. Our warmest thanks go to the Y Club for hosting the event and to Louise in particular for organising the fives and the dinner.

Report to come

Open Singles 

1st round: Miriam Stricker bt Rebecca Crossley 11-0, 11-0; Viola King Forbes bt Chloe Petrie 11-2, 11-4; Helena Tunks bt Dami Tariuwa 11-0, 11-0
2nd round: Louise Mathias bt Stricker 11-0, 11-0; Lizzie Ware bt Julie McIntyre 11-1, 11-1; Camille Beattie bt Holly Brown 11-3, 11-1; Shinan Zhang bt Louise Hawkins 11-0, 11-0; Ibby Lee bt Cecily Millar 11-2, 11-2; Holly Nugent bt King Forbes 11-1, 11-0; Savanna Leboff bt Imogen Wright 11-2, 11-0; Martha Nugent bt Tunks 11-0, 11-0
Quarter-finals: Mathias bt Ware 15-1, 15-1; Beattie bt Zhang 15-1, 15-7; H Nugent bt Lee 12-15, 15-9, 15-13; M Nugent bt Leboff 15-2, 15-5
Semi-finals: Mathias bt Beattie 15-1, 15-0; M Nugent bt H Nugent 15-4, 15-4
Final: Louise Mathias bt Martha Nugent 15-6, 15-8

Plate Semi-finals: Cecily Millar bt Imogen Wright 15-12; Helena Tunks bt Holly Brown 15-8
Plate Final: Helena Tunks bt Cecily Millar 11-0, 11-1


1st round: Julie McIntyre & Dami Tariuwa bt Wendy Nicholls & Dana Wilson 11-5, 11-5; Holly Brown & Chloe Petrie bt Miriam Stricker & Rebecca Crossley 11-2, 11-1
Quarter-finals: Louise Mathias & Shinan Zhang bt McIntyre & Tariuwa 15-0, 15-2; Camille Beattie & Imogen Wright bt Viola King Forbes & Savanna Leboff 15-11, 15-5; Ibby Lee & Helena Tunks bt Louise Hawkins & Cecily Millar 15-6, 15-3; Holly Nugent & Martha Nugent bt Brown & Petrie 15-0, 15-1
Semi-finals: Mathias & Zhang bt Beattie & Wright 15-2, 15-2; Nugent & Nugent bt Lee & Tunks 15-7, 15-9
Final: Louise Mathias & Shinan Zhang bt Holly Nugent & Martha Nugent 15-8, 15-3

1st Plate: Viola King Forbes & Savanna Leboff bt Louise Hawkins & Cecily Millar 11-4, 11-5
2nd Plate: Holly Brown & Chloe Petrie bt Julie McIntyre & Dami Tariuwa 15-2
3rd Plate: Miriam Stricker & Rebecca Crossley bt Wendy Nicholls & Dana Wilson 15-10

The Ladies

Not just silverware


The Singles finalists

The Doubles finalists

Cecily and Helena played for the Singles Plate

Viola & Savanna were rather pleased with theirs

New kit unveiled

City of Durham coach, supporter and players

Camille and Shinan fight out a quarter-final

Martha and Louise in the Singles final

Ibby and Holly’s epic quarter-final

Action from the Doubles final