Tennis

Winners Crowned At Army Tennis Championships

The men's title was retained while there was a new champion in the women's tournament.

The Army Tennis Championships have been taking place in Hampshire.

The rain forced the players to an indoor court, but in a repeat of the 2018 men’s final, Captain Ben Rogers beat Simon Killips in straight sets to retain his trophy.

Rogers was chasing his fourth men’s title in five years and won the match 7-5 7-5.

After winning the toss, Rogers opted to serve first but started with several unforced errors, seeing Killips gifted the opening game.

Killips, a Royal Engineer, continued to impress holding his serve and dispatching winning shots with ease.

Rogers is set to spearhead the Army’s hopes of victory at the Inter Services Championships this year and showed his talent by clawing his way back into the contest.

Both games were moved inside due to the wet weather.

The two rivals continued to go toe-to-toe, but Rogers pulled away to take the first set.

The second set was just as tight, but Rogers held on for another 7-5 victory to win yet another tournament.

In the women’s event, Amelia Davis has won her first ever Army title just days after her 19th birthday.

She was up against three-time champion Preet Chandi but the Bath University student won on straight sets for a historic first trophy.