Ronan Cacace, Alex Hume, Scott Brown, Steven Uttley, Lily Mills, Lauren Waddell and Leigh Foster all won singles and doubles gold medals at the Tennis Foundation’s Learning Disability Tennis Regional Series Midlands at Nottingham Tennis Centre last weekend.
Cacace claimed the Division 1 men’s singles gold after winning all three of his singles matches. He then teamed up with Adam Brownsword, who finished runner up to Cacae in the singles, to win the Division 1 men’s doubles for the loss of just two games.
Michael Hartnett enjoyed singles success in Division 2, winning the gold medal with a 100 per cent win record from his three matches, he then joined Kerry Anne Hartnett in the mixed doubles, losing out to Hampshaw and Mills in a thrilling three set clash that ended 1-4, 4-2, (10-8).
In Division 3 Alex Hume made a clean sweep of all his singles matches to win the gold medal, with Michael Clarke finishing second. Hume made it two gold medals when teaming up with Robert Fisher to win the doubles gold in Division 2, winning all three of their matches in the group.
Fraser Caygill enjoyed a 100 per cent win record in the division four men’s singles event, whilst in the Division 4 men’s doubles Steven Uttley, who had won singles gold in Division 8, claimed his second gold of the weekend partnering Alexander Hopkinson to gold.
Having won gold in the singles in Division 5, Scott Brown joined forces with Division 5 silver medallist James Cregan to win the gold in the Division 3 doubles event with a clean sweep of their matches.
There was further double gold medal success for Leigh Foster. After winning the Division 10 singles gold, he joined Katherine Ashcroft in Division 3 of the mixed doubles as they won the gold medal with Lane Stow and Mary Nolan taking silver.
Meanwhile in Division 6 Ryan Caven took gold after winning all three of his matches. It was closer for placings 2-4 with all players winning one match, losing their other two and finishing tied on the percentage of sets won. Aiden Bennett took the silver medal by virtue of percentage of games won.
There was a similarly tight finish in the Division 7 men’s singles with Matthew Fenn Torrente emerging as the winner by percentage of games won ahead of Thomas Sewell. Whilst in Division 9 it was more comfortable for Matthew Wrigglesworth as he won gold with two wins out of two.
Lily Mills and Lauren Waddell both enjoyed double gold success with Mills comfortably winning the Division 1 women’s singles title, beating Kerry Anne Hartnett 6-0, 6-0. Mills then joined up with Robbie Hampshaw to win the Division 1 mixed doubles after the epic battle with Hartnett and Hartnett that ended 1-4, 4-2, (10-8).
Waddell took the Division 2 women’s singles title on the deciding set match tiebreak, defeating Lucy Porteous 3-6, 6-3, (11-9). She then took the mixed doubles Division 2 title with Jack Dickinson as they beat Porteous and Mark Cooper 2-4, 4-2, (10-4). Laura Wells took the Division 3 women’s title after winning all four of her matches in the group, Katherine Ashcroft finished second.