Johnnie and Maria the big winners

Maria Andrews and Johnnie Carmichael-Plester were the biggest winners last week as the summer season came to a conclusion with the Norfolk Closed Junior and Senior Championships.

Andrews won three singles events including the Ladies Open singles, whilst Carmichael-Plester won two singles and a mixed.

Andrews defeated Maddie Brooks in both the 14u and 16u Girls' singles finals before causing the upset of the day in the Ladies Open; beating Norfolk captain Lucy Brooks in straight sets.

Carmichael-Plester did the double over Jack Long-Martinez in the 14u and 16u Boys' singles finals and completed a hat trick of wins when he teamed up with Klara Moolman to win the 14u mixed doubles.

Nicky Crawley was crowned Norfolk Men's champion after beating Kris Jenkins and followed up with a win in the mixed doubles final with Karen Highfield.


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Lucy Brooks and Kim Burgess won the Ladies Open doubles over Bronte Farrage and Megan Wright.

Harry Weeds took a pair of 18u titles; first, defeating Stephen Harlow in the singles before the two paired up to beat Carmichael-Plester and Alex Oliver in the doubles final.

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Owen Tudor mirrored that achievement in the 12u events as he beat doubles partner Matt Cott in the singles final and picked up the doubles win with Cott over Josh Self and Laurie Ollerton.

Monica Raviraj won two events; the 9u and 10u Girls' singles against Josephine Jarvis and Esme Dickinson respectively.

Bronte Farrage became 18u Girls' champion after defeating Gina Palffy in the final but Farrage missed out on mixed glory with Josh Trett when they lost to Tom Hunter and Annie Bradley-Watson.

Among the singles winners in the younger age groups were Jamie Rice (10u boys), Dani Long-Martinez (9u boys), Josephine Jarvis (8u Girls) and Joseph Henden (8u boys).

Talitha Rowan beat Frances Evans in the 12u Girls' final whilst Jack Long-Martinez got his reward for a long day of finals by winning the 14u Boys' doubles with Tom Fisher.

The remaining junior winners were Jonathan Hyde and Harry Ketteringham (10u boys' doubles) and Frances Evans and Rosie Pooley (12u girls' doubles).

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