Herne Bay Players Shine at KM and Super Vets Finals

22nd Apr. 08

Herne Bay players were well represented and very successful in the KM finals held at Beartsed on Sunday. Sally Holmes won 3 titles 2 in the veterans competitions and one in the main draw – a feat that had not been accomplished before. In the main draw she partnered Dominic Wood in the mixed competition and they beat Giles Davey and Faye Tagg from Tunbridge Wells 7-5, 7-5. She then paired up with Anne Gibbs to win both the ladies doubles and the ladies veteran doubles titles. The pair defeated Theresa Flay and Julie Plamer of Maidstone 6-1, 6-3 and Jane Gentle and Jane Humphrey also of Maidstone 6-1, 6-4. Keith Clark won the over 45 singles title when he defeated Steve Wright of Gillingham 6-1, 6-2.

Three Herne Bay players were also in the Finals of the KM super veterans competition also held at Bearsted. Clark played in 3 finals. In the over 50’s singles he beat Gunther Dergen 6-1, 6-4 and then paired up with Gary Sims for 2 finals. In the mens doubles over 50/60’s they beat Thorneycroft and Thompson 6-3, 6-3 but were defeated in the 50 and over doubles by Milligan and Evans 4-6, 5-7. Sims then teamed up with Lionel Hoskins to win the over 60/70’s doubles against Paul Drane and Phil Pretty 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.