Mudgee District Tennis Club

Roth and Wilkins take out respective Singles Championship

28 November 2016 |
img_2823Roth defence was just one of the reasons she was the eventual Champion. Photo: Jenny Burrow

The Mudgee District Tennis Club held their final championships for the calendar year on Sunday, the Singles sponsored by Flight Centre Mudgee.

Nathan Wilkins and Sheridan Roth – who as a team took out the the Mixed Doubles Championship for 2016 earlier in the year – showed their respective solo strength taking out the men’s and women’s titles.

Wilkins – favourite for the crown – overcame Cameron Anderson in the final to claim a trophy he said afterwards he’d never collected before. Wilkins defeated Anderson 6-2,6-1.

Roth had a hard fought final against women’s runner-up Carolyn Smith en route to her title, the match starting before the men’s decider and finishing after they were done as well. Simmons was too strong in the end winning 7-6, 6-3.

Both championships were going to see new names added for 2016 with both 2015 champs Anna MacDonald and Anthony Leung out of action this year.

Another highlight was the men’s semi-final between Wilkins and Andrew Channon, the latter pushing the eventual champion to a final score of 6-4.

Young Gun Josh Meers should be congratulated for his efforts for giving the competition a real shake-up. Sam Roth, another youngster, also showed that he could be a potential champion one day. There were a number of near upsets with none eventuating.

The Club Championships will return in 2017 – the format will be re-assessed. Members of the club are urged to provide any feedback they may have.

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Nathan Wilkins was too strong for most of the field having the one scare. Photo: Jenny Burrow