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Tennis: Williams serves up men's singles title at Clearview

PUBLISHED: 11:30 22 November 2019

Stuart Williams won the men's singles at Clearview

Stuart Williams won the men's singles at Clearview

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Big-Serving Stuart Williams won the Virgin Clearview men's singles title after beating Andrew Ferguson in a close-fought final.

James Weatherup and Neil Taylor won the men's doubles at ClearviewJames Weatherup and Neil Taylor won the men's doubles at Clearview

Ferguson served and volleyed brilliantly to win the first set 6-1, but Williams hit back to win the second 7-6 and took the title, 10-7 on a third-set tie-breaker.

Tracey White proved too strong for Monica Whitbread in the women's singles, winning 6-2, 6-0.

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Essex vets Neil Taylor and James Weatherup retained their doubles title, beating Rick Klein and Stuart Cummings 6-3,7-5 in a very competitive match.

Rick Klein won the veteran men's title at ClearviewRick Klein won the veteran men's title at Clearview

Klein beat Cummings 7-5, 6-1 in the veteran men's singles and women's captain Emma Scales and Karen Thorogood beat Tracey White and Jo Donoghue 6-4, 5-7, 10-3 in a tense two-hour doubles final.

Ferguson and sister Louise beat Weatherup and Louise Baker 6-2, 7-5 in the mixed doubles, reversing last year's result.

Head coach Stephen Mackaill said: "I'd like to congratulate all finalists and especially the winners. The tournament was played over two months and the entry was our highest yet.

"The standard was also particular high and I'd like to thank our umpires and everyone who took part to make it such a success."

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