TENNIS: Bamber on song with Cognac win

Liz Bamber (right) with runner-up Helene Giraudon

Liz Bamber (right) with runner-up Helene Giraudon

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OXFORDSHIRE LTA president Liz Bamber justified her No 1 seeding by taking victory at an ITF seniors event in Cognac, France.

Bamber, from Bampton, won the over 60 ladies’ singles crown with a 100 per cent record.

France’s Helene Giraudon was runner-up, despite losing 6-0, 6-1 to Bamber in the round robin tournament.

OXFORDSHIRE’S Harrison Ridge and Lara Frank were runners-up in the Yonex Grade 3 event at Abingdon’s White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre.

Ridge lost 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-2 in a match tie-break to Taylan Ozdemir (Wiltshire) in the under 16 boys’ singles final.

Oxon No 1 Frank achieved a career best result to reach the under 12 girls’s singles final where she was beaten 6-0, 6-0 by Berkshire’s Jemma Lancaster.

BANBURY made it five wins from five in Mixed Division 1 of the Oxfordshire LTA Wilson League with a 4-0 success at Thame.

Virgin Active won by the same score at North Oxford B to move into third place.

RESULTS

Mixed Division 1: North Oxford B 0, Virgin Active 4; Thame 0, Banbury 4.

Mixed Division 2: Abingdon 3, Witney 1; Wantage 3, Banbury B 1.

Mixed Division 3: Oxford Sports 4, North Oxford C 0.

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