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GALLERY: 121st Framlingham Tennis Tournament

PUBLISHED: 09:47 11 August 2014

Framlingham Tennis Suffolk Open Finals at Framlingham College. U12 girls final, Sarah Skaria.

Framlingham Tennis Suffolk Open Finals at Framlingham College. U12 girls final, Sarah Skaria.

Heavy overnight rain could not stop the safe conclusion of the l2lst Framlingham Tournament at the College on Saturday, Suffolk Men’s Champion Matt Hough maintaining his fine unbeaten summer run in a high-quality Open Singles decider against top seed Tom Hands, from Cambridgeshire.

Big-serving Hough, unbeaten at both Felixstowe and Framlingham, where he did not drop a set, now moves on in confident form to next week’s British Tier event at Worthing.

Hands certainly played his part, but despite breaking back to 5-5 in the opening set, it was Hough who once again seemed to have that match-winning quality, raising his game when required.

The Open Ladies’ Singles Final was a disappointing one, Suffolk’s Hannah Vickers unable to retain her title against the 17-year-old Norfolk player Madeline Brooks, who never looked back after breezing to the first set 6-0.

The Open title was some consolation for Brooks, who lost in the 18U decider to county colleague Maria Andrews, though Hands had earlier lost convincingly 6-0 6-2 in the 18U to Ben Clark.

One of the outstanding Grade 3 Junior Finals saw Harry Hylton upsetting Noah Cutting in the 14U Singles, Hylton battling through to win 6-1 5-7 (10-4) in a hard-fought encounter. Suffolk’s Jared Bones lifted the 16U title after the withdrawal of Ben Jones with a shoulder injury.

All three men’s titles were retained in the Senior Singles events, Paul Hammond (45), Peter Taylor (55) and Peter Brown (65) all champions again, and it was great to see Joan Hassell winning the Ladies’ Handicap Doubles in her 57th year with daughter Julia, and the 60.O Mixed with Colin Stephenson.

High praise was given to retiring Referee Steve Pilcher, who has worked tirelessly on the on-line system for over ten years.

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Kayden Jackson is hoping his goal in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Brentford is the first of many as he continues to get to grips with the challenge of the Championship.

Paul Hurst doesn’t expect midfielder Teddy Bishop to be out for too long despite picking up a hamstring injury but Jon Walters is now a doubt for Saturday’s game with Bolton.

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Ipswich Town came-from-behind to draw 1-1 with Brentford at Portman Road last night. STUART WATSON gives his snap verdict.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst hailed the character of his players following their gutsy comeback draw against Brentford at Portman Road tonight.

Andy Warren hands out his player grades following Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Brentford at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town produced a second-half turnaround as they battled back to secure a 1-1 draw against Brentford on the night the club paid tribute to the late Kevin Beattie.

Ipswich Town take on Brentford this evening as they search for their first victory under manager Paul Hurst (7.45pm).

Ipswich Town’s players, staff, fans and legends paid an emotional tribute to the late, great, Kevin Beattie prior to kick-off of this evening’s clash with Brentford.

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