FELIX Gill and Aaron Trainor overcame tough conditions to defeat Matt Tully and Richard Partridge and win the Bewdley Tennis Club men’s open.

The teenage duo defied rainy conditions to see off the challenge of big-serving Partridge and his partner 7-5 in a high quality set.

Persistent rain throughout the day failed to put a dampener on proceedings with a strong field including the newly crowned SEP Group Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Closed men’s singles champion Jamie Marks.

Marks and partner Tom Welsh fell at the quarter final stage, defeated in a tie-break by Partridge and Tully.

Alex Maggs, winner of the County Closed under-18s singles title, and partner James Story saw off James Attwood and Josh Hughes in their last eight clash but went out against Partridge and Tully in their semi-final.

Simon Ferguson, a level 5 coach, who has coached both Gill and Trainor, was defeated by his former students 7-5 alongside partner Luke Henley in the other semi-final.

Ferguson and Henley had the consolation of winning the play-off for third place.

Gill, who was a last minute addition to the tournament, won the County Closed under-16s title last week and is set to work with the national squad.

Meanwhile a busy September is in store at the Stourport Road club with the annual club championships culminating in finals day on Sunday, September 24.

Also starting on Monday, September 11, for the seventh straight year, is Term Time Tennis, an ideal session for beginners and returners.

For more information contact head coach Geoff Barrie on 07838 236691.