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Good start to tournament


By Sport Diss


Organisers have been delighted with the standard of tennis on show during the opening few days of this year’s Framlingham Lawn Tennis Tournament & Suffolk Championships.

Framlingham Tennis (3522487)
Framlingham Tennis (3522487)

The event, which is celebrating a landmark 125th anniversary, got under way on Monday in the grounds of Framlingham College.

The packed schedule has included players of all age groups, and included a shock in the semi-finals of the Ladies’ competition as the top two seeds – Harriet Petley and Isabelle Eaton – were both beaten.

Maddie McLoughlin and 10-time champion Katie Tassell, who works at the College, were the two players that advanced and they were due to face off yesterday.

The Men’s showpiece game, meanwhile, was to be a repeat of last year’s final as Matt Hough aimed to defend his title against Ryan Lambert – also taking place yesterday afternoon.

Framlingham Tennis (3522489)
Framlingham Tennis (3522489)

Those two were recently team-mates as Suffolk made history to win the Premier League.

Organiser Jermey Scowsill said: “It has been fabulous so far.

“We have seen some shocks and some great tennis.

“To the less experienced eye you would not be able to tell the difference between this and some top events.”

The tournament will conclude tomorrow, where the matches will include the finals of the Men’s and Ladies’ Open events.



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