John Amond and Laura Hennessy secured the 2018 Grade B National XD Title in Baldoyle at the Weekend. Seeded 3/4 they fought of stiff competition to win the title without dropping a set throughout the tournament .....
GRADE B NATIONALS
Pamela Pontanosa & Callum Thomas both made two finals in the Grade B competition. Pamela and her partner Anastasya Shyrokovskaya beat the pairing of Shauna Kenneally & Laura Lynch 21-19,21-11. Pamela would then take on her doubles partner Anastasya in the Women's Singles Final. Both players played extremely well throughout the match with Pamela proving too strong in the third game to win her second Grade B title of the day. Callum won his first final of the day with his partner Kevin Fahy in straight games 21-16, 23-21. Callum however would end up losing in this Men's singles final against Azhar Syed in a nail biting three game match (21-19,18-21, 21-19). The Mixed Doubles Final saw John Amond & Laura Hennessy beat Cathal Whelan & Laura Coe 21-10, 21-13. John & Laura played brilliantly together throughout the competition, leading to a convincing win in the mixed final.
MS - Azhar Seyed
WS - Pamela Pontanosa
MD - Kevn Fahy & Callum Thomas
WD - Pamela Potanosa & Anastasya Shyrokovskaya
XD - John Amond & Laura Hennessy