BECS Hudson completed a nervy victory to claim the ladies’ singles title, beating Jo Little 10-7 in a championship tie-break at Seaton Tennis Club’s annual tournament final.

The day began at 10.30am and only ended after nine hours of riveting tennis, with four of the main draw finals going to nail-biting championship tie-breaks.

Hudson was seen as the favourite in the ladies’ singles final but started nervously in the face of solid ground strokes from Little who ran away with the first set 6-0.

However, Hudson fought back to take the second set 7-6 completed victory and her first title by 10-7 in the championship tie-break.

The men’s singles final, between former champion Peter Moroz (56) and youngster James Turton (22) and it was the latter who was fastest out of the blocks going quickly into a 4-1 lead with a dazzling array of forehand and backhand groundstroke winners, but Moroz used all his guile and experience to hang on in, before dramatically clinching the first set 7-6 after a tie-break.

Turton then kept his cool to even things up, taking the second set comfortably 6-3, but in the tie-break Turton was serving for the tournament, being 8-7 and a mini break up, but he double faulted with Moroz taking his first championship point afterwards.

The ladies’ doubles final featured the same four players as the last two years, pitting Julie Hopkinson and Jen Rose against last year’s winners Kathy Wilkinson and Carol Hurst.

Once again a tie-break was needed to separate the teams, after they shared the first two sets and in the end it was Rose and Hopkinson who got over the line to win 10-7 and regain their title

For the second year in a row, the men’s doubles was contested by Barry Follett (59) and Moroz, Simon Prior (61) and Chris Rose (46), the four A team players who this year look set to achieve promotion to Exeter League Men’s Division One for the first time in the history of Seaton Tennis Club.

Once again, it was championship tie-break time and with nerves shredding both on and off court and the crowd roaring their approval during close-range volleying exchanges, Prior and Rose just clung on to win 10-8 and retain their title.

The final event was the mixed doubles between title holders Moroz and Wilkinson and Follett partnering up for the first time with Hopkinson. Moroz and Wilkinson, who were exhausted from earlier exertions, struggled to stay in contention as Follett and Hopkinson used all their experience to win 6-1, 6-3.

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