Millennium Cup 2019 kicks off in Streatham

Grafton sees off holders Norbury Park…

The 19th edition of the Millennium Cup got under way in Streatham over the first weekend of April when Grafton Tennis & Squash Club, finalists last year, took revenge over 2018 Champions, Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club.

Playing at home, Grafton posted a convincing 7-2 win over their guests.

“It was an excellent start to the 2019 competition,” said Murray Sutton, Grafton’s Captain and Chair of the Organising Committee.

A full report will follow and here, in the meantime, are the individual match scores:


Grafton T&SC d Norbury Park LTC 7-2

[Grafton names first]

Women’s Singles: Rosie Merriman lost to Charmaine Boyd, 6-4 7-6; Men’s Singles: Will Ellison d Mark Lovejoy, 6-1 6-2; Women’s Over 40 Singles: Maureen Kenny d Carole Watson, 7-6 5-7 [10-7]; Men’s Over 45 Singles: Paul Flatters d Anthony Abell, 6-2 6-0; Girls Under 16 Singles: Amelie Cornish d Abigail Davis, 6-1 4-6 [10-7]; Boys Under 16 Singles: Michael Sotillo d Josiah Davis, 6-2 6-1; Women’s Doubles: Nicky Ellison & June Ellison d Lisa Patient & Anne-Marie O’Hara, 6-1 6-4; Men’s Doubles: Trevor Dunton & Rick Jakubowski d Christofi Christou & Josh Stein, 6-1 6-0; Mixed Doubles: Murray Sutton & Danielle Wade lost to Adam Mountain & Helen Mountain, 6-3 7-6.

Wigmore snatch the win over Woodfield Grove

Hosts Woodfield Grove Tennis Club lost out on four match tiebreaks in their first outing of the year against Wigmore, narrowly losing their opening tie 3-6.

“We had a hard fought battle against Wigmore today, which we ultimately lost 6-3, including a number of championship tiebreaks,” lamented Jon Elwes, Woodfield Grove’s Captain.

“It could so easily have gone the other way, and it really was a sterling effort by everybody on the team!”

Wigmore trail Grafton by just one point in the opening Points Standings, with Woodfield Grove third and Norbury Park, fourth.

A full match report will follow shortly, but match scores follow:


Woodfield Grove TC lost to Wigmore LTC 3-6

[Woodfield Grove names first]

Women’s Singles: Jo Kiernander d Lynette Boot, 6-3 6-0; Men’s Singles: Tom Cooper lost to Partha Mahendran, 6-1 6-1; Women’s Over 40 Singles: Andrea Thompson lost to Linda Patto, 7-6 5-7 [10-5]; Men’s Over 45 Singles: Douglas Kerr d 3-6 6-4 [10-6]; Girls Under 16 Singles: Izzy Marin-Curtoud lost to Edie O’Dwyer, 4-6 6-1 [10-5]; Boys Under 16 Singles: Lucas Govan lost to Oliver Mcmullan, 6-0 6-0; Women’s Doubles: Candice Kyle & Esme Kyle lost to Erika Behling & Sharon Gould, 6-1 1-6 [10-5]; Men’s Doubles: Jon Elwes & Ben Rowley d Nick Eastwood & Fabio Dias, 6-3 6-3; Mixed Doubles: John Nicholl & Carole Britton lost to Fabio Dias & Clare Sanderson, 6-1 6-4.