Co. Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club Open Week 2009

Co. Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club Open Week 2009

Co. Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club Open Week 2009

Co. Wicklow LTC has just completed their Tretorn Micro X sponsored 2009 Open Week. This was the 21st year for the Championship, which has now established itself as a major tennis event in Ireland. The total prize fund was in excess of over €10,000, with Championship Singles winners each receiving €1,250.

This year’s tournament, with an entry of 350 players of all levels, was a very successful event for players from local clubs as well as those who travelled to the tournament, with the championship events attracting top seeded Irish and International players.  However it was local players who succeeded in the men’s and ladies singles championship events.  The no. 1 seeded lady, Amy Bowtell of Greystones LTC overcame Lynsey McCullough of Northern Ireland 6-2 6-3 and the no. 4 seed Niall Fitzgerald, also from Greystones LTC defeated no. 1 seed Conor Taylor  7-5 6-3 in a very close and exciting final.  Fiachra Lennon was the king of doubles teaming up with Eoin Heavey to win the Men’s Championship Doubles and with Lynsey McCullough to win the Mixed Championship Doubles.

Outside the championship events there were 17 other events that were equally contested with players from the greater Dublin and Wicklow areas. Indeed there was excellent support from clubs in Greystones, Shankill, Kilternan and Wicklow Town, Leah Spillane continued her winning ways with success in the Ladies Class 2/3 singles. Winners from Co. Wicklow LTC included Michael Condren who teamed with Bernie Penston of Glenalbyn – Mixed Doubles 5/6 Winners, Ann McNicholas and Naomi Weymes – Ladies Doubles Class 6/7 and Theresa Loy and John Galligan defeated Lucia McMahon and Ger Bartley in the Mixed Doubles Class 7.  Greystones LTC were also well represented in the finals with Lucy O’Connell, Jackie Reade, Ian Anderson, Dermot Beirne, Sheena Gogarty, Therese Ryan winning.

A wheelchair exhibition match took place also on final’s day between Mark Rohan and Garreth Greene, which Mark won in a very closely fought match 7-5 7-6 and was enjoyed by all.

Please see photos in the gallery



     Ladies Doubles Over 35’s

                            1    Lucy O’Connell+Jackie Reade         Greystones

                            2    Claire Bergin+Laura Shilling            Mount Pleasant

     Men’s Doubles Over 35’s

                            1    Ari Knox+Paul Pounch                   Templeogue

                            2    Liam Cassidy+Bernard Mccormack Lansdowne

     Mixed Doubles Class 7 & Below

                            1    Theresa Loy+John Galligan            Co. Wicklow

                            2    Lucia Mcmahon+Gerard Bartley     Co. Wicklow

     Ladies Doubles Class 6/7

                            1    Ann Mcnicholas+Naomi Weymes   Co. Wicklow

                            2    Mary Carroll+Katherine Corriga       Co. Wicklow

     Men’s Doubles Class 6/7

                            1    Peter Jones+Kevin Magarry            Newtown Park

                            2    Patrick Mc Namee+John Williams  Co. Wicklow

     Ladies Singles Class 6/7

                            1    Arlene Sommerville                        Monkstown

                            2    Sinead Kelly                                   St Mary’s

     Men’s Singles Class 6/7

                            1    Peter Jones                                    Newtown Park

                            2    Feargal O’Neill                                Lansdowne

     Mixed Doubles Class 5/6

                            1    Bernie Penston+Michael Condren    Donnybrook/Co. Wicklow

                            2    Hilda Mcandrew+Colm O’Brien         Co. Wicklow

     Ladies Doubles Class 4/5

                            1    Sheena Gogarty+Therese Ryan      Greystones

                            2    Gladys Mccormick+Ashling Mcgon Carrickmines

     Men’s Doubles Class 4/5

                            1    Ian Anderson+Dermot Beirne          Greystones

                            2    Ronan Choyce+Bryan Halford         Meadowvale

     Ladies Singles Class 4/5

                            1    Natalie Hession                             Brookfield

                            2    Helen Donohoe                             Newtown Park

     Men’s Singles Class 4/5

                            1    Gerry Vincent Boyle                      Sandycove

                            2    David Barry                                  Co. Wicklow

     Mixed Doubles Class 3/4

                            1    Katherine Madden+Ken Kelleher    Templeogue

                            2    Sheena Gogarty+Dermot Beirne    Greystones

     Mixed Championship Doubles

                            1    Lynsey Mccullough+Fiachra Lenn  Larne/Castleknock

                            2    Leah Spillane+Conor Casey          Glenageary/Co. Wicklow

     Ladies Doubles Class 2/3

                            1    Claire Bergin+Laura Shilling          Mount Pleasant

                            2    Norah Glynn+Brenda Kennedy      Westwood Leopardstown

     Men’s Doubles Class 2/3

                            1    Brendan Dempsey+Mike Johnston Donnybrook

                            2    Jack Mchugh+Mark Sexton          Wicklow

     Ladies Singles Class 2/3

                            1    Leah Spillane                              Glenageary

                            2    Laura Shilling                              Mount Pleasant

     Men’s Singles Class 2/3

                            1    Aodhan Deane                            Shankill

                            2    Adam Craig                                Monkstown

     Men’s Championship Doubles

                            1    Eoin Heavey+Fiachra Lennon      Donnybrook/Castleknock

                            2    Tommie Murphy+David O’Hare    Fitzwilliam/Donnybrook

     Ladies Championship Singles

                            1    Amy Bowtell                             Greystones

                            2    Lynsey Mccullough                    Larne

     Men’s Championship Singles

                            1    Niall Fitzgerald                         Greystones

                            2    Conor Taylor                            Fitzwilliam