tri-club cup 2013

With the start of the new season saw the 2nd Tri club cup event being staged. Bishop Auckland TTc once again played host to the event. Moving on from last year saw the event evolve with the introduction of a cadet event. The Bishop Auckland’s Junior Team of Zak Hutchinson, Carl Draper, Tom Whittaker and Robert Renton started the day off with an 8-0 victory over the all-girls team of Sacriston.  With Rob, Zak and Tom all winning the singles and doubles games. The young Cadet (under 15’s) team made up of Harry Atkinson (13) Jack Jacomb (13) and Luca Pontone (9) also started the day off with a win over Sacriston. A 5-3 victory saw Jack pick up his two singles with Harry and Luca both picking up a singles win each and a doubles win for Jack and Luca. The start of the afternoon session saw Sacriston take on Lanchester . The Lanchester juniors register a 6-2 win and the cadets also was a 6-2 to set up a final show down with Bishop the winner of each match would take the title. The Juniors saw Carl Draper bought into the team with Rob Renton swapping to the cadet team. Some below par performances from Zak and Tom saw Lanchester take a 3-0 and only need 2 games more to win the match. Lanchester clearly motivated for this match took the lead in the next two singles before a workhorse performance from Carl Draper saw him win his two singles and with Tom and Zak winning their second singles saw the match boil down to the last doubles where Tom and Carl clearly worn down after grafting in their other matches didn’t hit their best and lost, which made it a draw. Thanks to winning two extra matches vs Sacriston saw Bishop Auckland TTC retain the Junior Tri Club Cup.  The Cadet was much more evenly balanced with the score going into the last singles was 3-3 with Rob having won his two singles and Luca winning one of his.  Jack not to be out done by his team mate showed the reason he had been selected for the regional development squad with a 3-1 win to set up the final match. This match saw Rob and Luca combine to play the last doubles, Robs class and Luca’s potencial shone through to take a 3-1 to make it a 5-3 win and the title

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