PETER Moroz won the men's single title at Seaton Tennis Club's annual tournament finals day.

Last year’s runner-up Moroz, 55, took the first set 6-4 against four-time previous runner-up Simon Prior, 62.

The rain-interrupted second set went to a tie-break, though not before Prior had bravely saved two championship points at 5-2.

There was a huge moment of controversy in the breaker when chair umpire Brian Rodgers intervened on a line call to hand Moroz two more match points at 6-4, only for Prior to save both of those before finally going down 12-10 in a tense finale.

Next up was the ladies’ doubles between last year’s champions Julie Hopkinson and Jen Rose and Susan Green and Jo Little.

Controlling the game from the net, Hopkinson and Rose took the first set 6-4 before Green and Little stormed back to take a 4-3 lead in the second set.

However, they were unable to see the job through as their opponents reeled off the next three games to take the match and retain the trophy.

The men’s doubles was contested by singles adversaries Prior and Moroz and evergreen veteran Hamid Hall, 65, and Chris Rose, 46, the 2015 champions.

In a high octane display of big hitting and serve volley, Prior and Moroz stormed through the first set to win 6-2. Undaunted, their opponents fought back level taking the second set 6-4 with some audacious play of their own.

They continued the momentum into the tie-breaker, quickly building up a 5-0 lead only to squander three match points at 9-6, before losing 12-10 to end a pulsating match.

The ladies’ singles featured Little, the 2014 champion, who despite her surname towered over her 11-year-old opponent Darcie Morton.

Morton had already displayed real grit, determination and skill in overcoming twice former winner Teresa Hancock in the semi-final.

But this time the occasion seemed to get to her and she was unable to respond as Little handed her a lesson in consistency, winning 6-0, 6-1.

The final event, the mixed doubles, which was a rematch of last year between Jen and Chris Rose and Hopkinson and Prior, playing in his third final of the day.

In an opening set, Hopkinson and Prior prevailed 7-4 in the tie break. The second set was nip and tuck until Hopkinson and Prior broke serve at 5-all before serving out to take the match and both lift their second trophy of the day.

The Plate finals were held simultaneously for first-round losers in the main draw.

The results were:

Men’s Singles: Pete Morton defeated twice former winner James Turton.

Ladies’ Singles, Teresa Hancock overcame Jane Barribal

Men’s Doubles, Geoff Copp and Matt Jobson beat Steve Morton and Dave Pillinger

Ladies’ Doubles, Donna Moss and Jane Barribal just edged out Teresa Hancock and Darcie Morton

Mixed Doubles, Justine Fraser and David Dower saw off Teresa Hancock and Matt Jobson in a championship tie break.

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