Gallery: Lambert and Hough cruise into men’s final at Framlingham Tennis Tournament

Ryan Lambert

Ryan Lambert - Credit: Archant

Excellent progress continued to be made in the 120th annual Framlingham Tournament at the College yesterday, players experiencing a notable drop in temperature and battling it out in unusually overcast conditions.

But a change in conditions did nothing to halt the march of both Ryan Lambert and Matt Hough, who both cruised into today’s Suffolk Men’s Singles final.

Ryan Lambert, also successfully defending his 18U title to date, had too many weapons for Sports Club colleague George Adey, reaching the decider after two very comfortable sets.

Defending champion Hough, from David Lloyd, dropped his first game of the week against former county player Liban Ahmed.

Ahmed was simply outclassed but refused to make any excuses, despite carrying a nagging shoulder injury.


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The Closed Finals today open with the Ladies’ decider between holder Katie Tassell and Kari Sherington, scheduled to start at 12.30pm.

The match is a repeat of last year, with one of the joys of Framlingham the meeting-up of old friends over the years, a veritable “vintage of veterans”.

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There was a surprise result in the Men’s 65O Singles. Harleston’s Peter Grimble edged out second seed Graham Birch in three tight sets.

At the other end of the scale, it was the turn of the talented 10 and unders to take to the courts yesterday.

The initial part of the event saw plenty of fun and enjoyment with a large number of round-robin matches contested, the knockout rounds also being completed on the day, the titles eventually being captured by Isabelle Eaton and Scott Whiting.

Finally, it was good to hear that no less than 48 players had competed in the traditional Tuesday evening charity tournament, with a superb £600 raised for Marie Curie in memory of former committee member Pam Rogers.

A really fun evening was enjoyed by all. Connor Bligh and Liam Bessey finishing on top, with Lisa Jacobs and Adam Roberts the runners-up.

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