Debbie and Alex win Tournament

13th Jun. 12

Herne Bay tennis club ran a very enjoyable mixed American tournament to celebrate the longest day of the year and the winners were Debbie Holden and Alex Kazakeos. Thirteen pairs entered the tournament playing in 3 groups and the winners and best runners-up progressed to the semi-finals. Danielle Miles and Gary Smith won group 1, Debbie Holden and Alex Kazakeos group 2 and Keith Clark and Sue Toye group 3. Unfortunately Clark had injured his thumb in a fall and had to withdraw so Bryan Packham took his place. The best runners-up were the only all male pairing of Mark Kennard and Dan Walker. In the semi-finals Danielle/Gary played Debbie/Alex and Sue/Bryan played Dan/Mark. Bothe semi-finals needed a 5 point sudden death tie-break to determine the winners. The final was also very closely contested and the eventual winners, after playing a 5 point tie-break were Debbie and Alex.