A four-some show by Olivia

Norfolk's Olivia Nicholls repeated her 2010 achievements at the Framlingham Lawn Tennis Tournament by winning four finals out of four on Saturday, just a week after claiming the U16 girls' singles at the Bournemouth Open.

Nicholls, Norfolk's only main draw singles winner at Framlingham, took home the Ladies Open singles, the U18 girls' singles, the U16 girls' doubles and the U18 girls' doubles without the loss of a set all week.

Seeded one in the U18 girls' singles, the 16-year-old from Acle progressed through to the final for the loss of just three games, all of which came against fellow Norfolk player Maria Andrews in the semis.

Suffolk's Kitty McWhirter was brushed aside 6-0, 6-0 in the final as Nicholls picked up her first cup of the day.

The Ladies Open singles was next up for Nicholls who retained her title by beating Lydia Green of Suffolk 6-1, 6-1. Top seed Lucy King had proved the toughest opponent all week in the semis, but was still dismissed in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.


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Still eligible for the U16 age group, Nicholls elected not to play singles but entered the doubles with Norfolk team-mate Annie Bradley-Watson.

The pair defeated top-seeded Suffolk duo Ellie Stevens and Ella Monsey 6-3, 6-1 having cruised into the final, losing just one game en route.

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Finally, Nicholls teamed up with Cambridgeshire's Katie Goodman to win the U18 girls' doubles final in straight sets over Essex pairing Stephanie Harris and Isabella Wolfe.

Norfolk's Tom Hunter joined forces with Essex's Henry Patten to win the U18 boys' doubles final, beating Henry Arrell and Jack Bruce.

Patten later partnered Norfolk's Bronte Farrage to victory in the U18 mixed doubles final.

The Nicholls success story continued when Olivia's mother Ann and Karen Woodrow won an entertaining O40s' Ladies doubles final over Lincolnshire's Margaret Fincham and Mellony Millner 7-6, 6-2.

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