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Peter and Penny take Penton Mixed Doubles
1:12pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Other Sport
Peter Henderson and Penny Borovikov were victorious in Penton Tennis Club’s annual mixed doubles tournament.
The event followed months of competitive play in the Sarum Winter and Summer Leagues and was well supported by eight pairs, all keen for a chance of glory.
Zilliah Brookes kept a strict account which followed a round robin format of seven games against each other pair. The top two were finally decided around 5pm, leading into a full set play-off between Penton’s top player Henderson and partner Penny Borovikov against Paul Milford and Ruth Repton.
This turned out to be a fast and furious match fought to the bitter end. The first two games went with serve, Henderson and Milford evenly matched with powerful serving and strong ground-strokes. Henderson and Borovikov nudged ahead to 3-1 but their opponents fought hard to equalise at 3-3 and then held to 4-4 due to attacking play. A service hold from Henderson put them back in the lead and a combination of determination and experience in the following game secured the trophy with a 6-4 score, clinched by a volley from Borovikov.