Sue & Nicola are Champions

27th Oct. 14

The annual East Kent Ladies and Mens Doubles Championships took place on Sunday 28th September at Deal Indoor Tennis Centre, with Sue Toye and Nicola Mileham representing Herne Bay Tennis Club. There was an initial round robin with the 6 pairs of ladies (one from Herne Bay and Deal, and two from Hythe and Canterbury) playing each other. Sue and Nicola played consistent high-level tennis winning all their matches against very strong opposition to secure a place in the final against Hythe pair, Jo Moore and Nikki Hill. It was a thrilling and evenly-matched final. Herne Bay lost the first set 3-6 and were 3-5 down in the second set, when they raised their game, causing the Hythe pair to make unforced errors, which resulted in Herne Bay winning the tie break and securing the second set to make it level. A championship tie-break was played to decide who would take the title for 2014. Both Sue and Nicola held their nerve with dominating baseline rallies, finishing the point with some classy net play, to win the match at 10-7 and carry off the doubles championships title for the first time together.