Suffolk title doubles for Matt Hough and Harriet Petley at Framlingham Tennis Tournament

Matt Hough serves at Framlingham. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Matt Hough serves at Framlingham. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Despite the challenges of the weather at the Framlingham Tennis Tournament, the Suffolk singles and doubles finals were completed on grass.

Matt Hough plays a backhand volley

Matt Hough plays a backhand volley - Credit: Archant

Starting on Monday, the rounds of the competition were played throughout the week concluding with the finals on Thursday, and the top seeds all managed to get through to the title matches.

Jez Cowley teamed with Matt Hough to win the Suffolk doubles title

Jez Cowley teamed with Matt Hough to win the Suffolk doubles title - Credit: Archant

The ladies’ final was between Harriet Petley and Katie Tassell, with Petley overcoming the experienced Tassell 6-3,6-4.

( L-R ) David and Belinda Grant, James Lightfoot, Philly Collett, Mark Nicholls and David Boyce enj

( L-R ) David and Belinda Grant, James Lightfoot, Philly Collett, Mark Nicholls and David Boyce enjoying themselves at Framlingham Tennis Tournament. - Credit: Archant

The men’s finals was won by Matt Hough who overcame Ryan Lambert, a fellow county cup team member 6-2, 6-3.

Framlingham Tennis Tournament is the second-oldest in the country

Framlingham Tennis Tournament is the second-oldest in the country - Credit: Archant

The ladies doubles was between Petley and Hannah Stokes and Tassell and Susan Wessels with the youngsters Petley and Stokes coming through to win in a tie break third set.


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The mens doubles final was between Jeremy Cowley and Hough against the Cutting brothers, Noah and Toby, with the experienced Cowley and Hough winning 6-2,6-0.

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