20-04-2012 Island Championships
Post date: Apr 22, 2012 4:18:17 PM
Under 18 Men's Singles
Top seed Liam Robilliard will contest the final against 4th seed Joshua Stacey. Robilliard was impressive in his run through to the final as he dispatched Harry Lewis, Luke Bichard and Sam King all 4-0. King had earlier played a high quality match to see off 3rd seed Alex Robinson 11-9 in the 7th and final game at the quarter final stage.
Josh Stacey comfortably made it to the semis by defeating Ryan Bichard and Ben Foss without conceding. In the semis he came up against 2nd seed and twin Lawrence. Lawrence looked in control of the encounter in the early stages as he led 1-0 and 2-1. Josh showed good composure though to come roaring through in 6 after winning 3 consecutive legs.
Under 18 Women's Singles
Top seed Alice Loveridge will meet 2nd seed Beth Priest in the final. Loveridge defeated Kate Stubbington 4-0 in the semi final clash to book her place in the final. It was not so easy for Beth Priest, who was firstly involved in a 6 game clash with Cleo Rosumek in the Quarter finals, eventually motoring through legs 5 and 6, game 3 after being locked at 2-2. Her opponent in the semis was Chloe Le Tissier, who made an excellent start by securing the first 2 games against her higher ranked opponent. The 3rd game may have proved pivotal as Priest edged it 12-10 to reduce the deficit giving her some momentum in the process. This helped towards the 4th and 5th games, putting her in a commanding 3-2 lead. Le Tissier showed good resolve by taking the match to the decider and was looking good at the change of ends, holding a 5-3 advantage. Ultimately Priest's extra experience proved to be the difference as she closed out the 7th 11-6 to book her final berth.
Women's Veterans Singles
Top seed Kay Chivers will meet 2nd seed Sue Ferbrache in the final.
Ferbrache defeated Bolette Hjorth in the semi finals in 4 straight games. Chivers received a walkover against Rose Powell.