Senior 6 Nations: England double title glory

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Karina Le Fevre, who with Emma Vickers took the team title for England

England’s men and women have both won the team titles the Senior Home 6 Nations event in Largs, Scotland.

The men’s team of Chris Doran and David McBeath beat Guernsey 3-0 in their first match on Saturday, keeping up their record of not yet dropping a set – on Friday they romped to successive 3-0 victories over Wales and Jersey.

The women’s line-up of Karina Le Fevre and Emma Vickers beat the Channel Islanders 3-2 in the corresponding fixture, although neither English player could get the better of Alice Loveridge, and they had to come from 2-1 down to win the doubles.

On Friday, Le Fevre and Vickers were taken the distance by Wales before winning 3-2, and then had a walkover against Jersey, who have not fielded a women’s team.

England then won all four matches against Ireland and Scotland on Saturday afternoon to seal their titles.

The women made short work of Ireland, winning all three matches 3-0. Scotland’s Corinna Whitaker took a set off Vickers, and the English pair also needed four to win the doubles, but they were not to be denied the title.

Scotland were second, with Wales third, Ireland fourth and Guernsey fifth.

The men dropped a match against Ireland – McBeath losing to Paul McCreery – but came through 3-1 to set up a title-decider against Scotland.

McBeath and Doran enjoyed respective 3-1 wins over Craig Howieson and Chris Wheeler but the hosts won the doubles in a five-set thriller to keep themselves in the hunt.

But Doran’s 3-0 win over Howieson clinched the title for England, with Scotland second, followed by Ireland, Wales, Guernsey and Jersey.

Results

Women
England 3 Wales 2

Karina Le Fevre bt Nicole Hall 30-0 (11-9, 12-10, 11-7)
Emma Vickers lost to Angharad Phillips 0-3 (2-11, 9-11, 4-11)
Le Fevre/Vickers lost to Hall/Phillips 2-3 (11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11)
Le Fevre bt Angharad 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-6)
Vickers bt Hall 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-6)

England 3 Jersey 0 (walkover)

England 3 Guernsey 2
Vickers lost to Alice Loveridge 0-3 (6-11, 4-11, 4-11)
Le Fevre bt Chloe Le Tissier 3-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-4)
Vickers/Le Fevre bt Loveridge/Le Tissier 3-2 (11-7, 7-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-1)
Le Fevre lost to 1-3 Loveridge (5-11, 11-2, 7-11, 9-11)
Vickers bt Le Tissier 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-4)

England 3 Ireland 0
Vickers bt Hannah Lynch-Dawson 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-6)
Le Fevre bt Katie McGlone 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 12-10)
Vickers/Le Fevre bt Lynch-Dawson/McGlone 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-8)

England 3 Scotland 0
Vickers bt Corinna Whitaker 3-1 (11-5, 6-11, 11-6, 11-2)
Le Fevre bt Lynda Flaws 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-9)
Vickers/ Le Fevre bt Whitaker/Flaws 3-1 (7-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-8)

Men
England 3 Wales 0

Chris Doran bt Ryan Oyler 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-2)
David McBeath bt Callum Evans 3-0 (11-6, 11-1, 11-8)
Doran/McBeath bt Oyler/Evans 3-0 (11-1, 11-5, 11-7)

England 3 Jersey 0
Doran bt Luc Miller 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-4)
McBeath bt Tyler Gosslin 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 11-2)
Doran/McBeath bt Miller/Gosslin 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-1)

England 3 Guernsey 0
McBeath bt Gary Dodd (11-5, 11-7, 11-7)
Doran bt Josh Butler 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-5)
McBeath/Doran bt Dodd/Butler 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-4)

England 3 Ireland 1
Doran bt Gavin Maguire 3-1 (11-7, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10)
McBeath lost to Paul McCreery 0-3 (3-11, 8-11, 7-11)
Doran/McBeath bt Maguire/McCreery 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 14-12)
Doran bt McCreery 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-9)

England 3 Scotland 1
McBeath bt Craig Howieson 3-1 (8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8)
Doran bt Chris Wheeler 3-1 (8-11, 11-3, 11-4, 14-12)
McBeath/Doran lost to Howieson/Wheeler 2-3 (10-12, 11-7, 11-13, 11-7, 7-11)
Doran bt Howieson 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 12-10)

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Paul Stimpson
November 22, 2014

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