Nikhil Nair, James Currie and Rosine Pybus all followed up victories in singles events earlier in the year to gain major honours in their respective event at the Tennis Foundation’s latest Visually Impaired Tennis Regional Series at David Lloyd York over the weekend.
There was an exciting start to the B1 mixed singles as Qasib Nazir edged out Kelly Cronin in a tie-break for a 4-3(8) victory that saw Nazir go forward to a meet Nair.
However, with Nair having won his opening match 4-0, he also dominated the final to defeat Nazir 4-1 and add another B1 singles title to his list of achievements after securing victory in Newcastle earlier this year.
Currie and David Deas dominated the men’s B2 singles, with Deas winning three of his four round-robin matches 4-0 and Currie winning two of his four matches 4-0.
However, when it came to the head-to-head between the two players Currie had the upper hand as one of two 4-2 wins on the day saw him finish his event unbeaten. It was Currie’s third B2 title of the Regional Series events so far this year after he also won at Sutton and Newcastle.
Neil Fradgley raced to victory in the men’s B4 singles, beating David Pickering 6-0, 6-0.
Wendy Hirst was just as dominant in the women’s B3 singles as Currie and Deas were in the B2 men’s singles and she won three of her four round-robin matches without the loss of a single game.
The decisive match-up saw Hirst take on Sarah Fortescue and Fortescue was the only player able to win any games from Hirst, despite Hirst eventually recording a 4-2 victor y to complete the event undefeated.
Pybus followed up her women’s B4 singles victory at the North East tournament in Newcastle by adding victory in the same event in York.
Pybus won all three of her matches in straight sets, despite being taken to a second set tie-break by Chanel Quatre. Pybus gained a 4-0, 4-0 win over runner-up Lydia Wightson, who edged out Quatre 2-4, 4-2, (10-2) after a deciding match tie-break in their head-to-head.