Magnificent Macintosh and Brilliant Barlow take Bishop Auckland Doubles
Tom Macintosh and Sophie Barlow were the starts of the Bishop Auckland 2 star. Tom from Nottinghamshire Took home the Under 13’s titles beating Cleveland’s Joe Cope, who had a marathon match vs Josh Weatherby in the semi. Tom was also victorious in the under 13’s beating Joe cope in the semis before beating Durham’s Josh Weatherby in the final.
Sphie Barlow was in a league of her own taking home both the Junior Girls Singles and the Cadet Girls Singles without dropping a set! In the Junior Girls Bishop Auckland’s Erin Harrison was runner up and in the Cadet’s Sophie stopped Jasmin Wong taking home a double having already beaten Charlotte Weatherby in the under 13’s Girls singles.
Josh Harland continued where he left off taking home the Junior boys title exactly like he did at the last Bishop 2star in May. Josh was no mood to wait around, winning his group and dispatching Justin Wong and James Neal without dropping a set to reach the final. The surprise finalist was Bishop Auckland’s Rob Renton, Who had knocked out club mate Carl draper and then coming back from 2-0 down to beat 2nd Seed Jack Cope to reach the final. Where Josh was too strong winning in 3 games.
The under 11 saw the “Pocket Rocket” Leo Pontone take home his first Bishop Auckland title Winning the group and the title without dropping a set not bad for 8 years old.
As normal at the Bishop Auckland 2 star all age groups events had plate event where number allow. The Junior Boys plate was won by Taquibb Saleem beating Bishop Jack Jacomb in the final, Francis Guthrie won the Cadet Boys plate beating Matthew Rigg in a very tight 5 set match. And the under 13’s was won by Adam Gent with a 3-0 victory over Troy Maddison.
Photos can be found on the club Facebook page and more on the club website shortly