Alex & Louise win Longest Day Tournament

1st Jul. 13

Herne Bay tennis club celebrated the longest day of the year with a mixed American tournament. Twenty-two players entered and partners were drawn for and the players were divided into two groups. The format was for the pairs to play 4 games together against every other pair in their group and then split up and play 4 games against their partner. After the group matches the best lady and man from each group progressed to a final. Alex Kazakeos, Louise Tucker, Gary Smith and Caroline Packer were the successful players. The final followed the same format as the group matches and after the first 4 games of excellent tennis the players were level at 2 games all. The pairs swopped over and Smith/Tucker took a 2 -nil lead but Kazakeos /Packer fought back with some excellent play from the back of the court to level the match. In the deciding mini tie-break the pairings returned to the starting combination and Kazakeos/Tucker won 5-1