HUDDERSFIELD players proved masters of the tie-break as the Sellers International provided plenty of enthralling action.
In the main men’s draw, Oliver Moorhouse beat Alec Setalvad of Cheshire 10-8 in the deciding championship match tie-break after sets had been shared 6-2 1-6.
Bradley Bond was also into sudden-death action in his match, taking the tie-break decider 10-6 against Faris McGrath (Cheshire) after they’d previously registered a 1-6 6-1 set score.
Not to be outdone, Edgerton’s Gareth Robinson went even further to score his win over Simon Massey, winning 5-7 6-4 13-11.
No1 seed Mike Tolman had a walkover in his first match and then defeated Ethan Lewis of Nottingham 6-0 6-2.
The No2 seed Phil Whalley also went through, but it was really close against Yorkshire’s Jan Dyl – 7-6 5-7 10-5 to the Lancashire player.
The 12 and Under boys final will be contested tomorrow (11.30) by Cameron Bowie from East Scotland and Boris Ivanyuzhenkov (London).
Bowie caught home prospect Euan Wilson-Baig on a rare off day to win in two sets, while Ivanyuzhenkov knocked out No1 seed and top-ranked Yorkshire player Aaron Yang.
Thongsbridge ace Andrew Atkinson is through to the final of the 16 and Under boys after a 7-5 6-4 semi-final win over clubmate Ed Lovatt.
In the final on Saturday (11.30), he will meet No1 seed Ben Clarke (Cambridge), who knocked out Cumbria’s Sam Clarke 6-1 6-1.
In the 12 and Under girls, Huddersfield’s Katie Morton won her first match 5-4 3-5 10-6 before going out in the quarter-finals to No4 see Lydia Bury (Lancs) 6-2 6-2.
Huddersfield’s Emily Morton suffered a similar fate in the 16 and Under girls, winning her first match before going out to No2 seed Sophie Dodds of North Scotland.
Yorkshire’s Lydia Burrows, the No3 seed, was given a tough battle by Thongsbridge player Alice Copland before going through 1-6 6-2 10-8. No1 seed Maria Pandya (Warwickshire) is safely through to the semi-finals.