Cieminski and Silcock seal multiple titles in Table tennis Island championship

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MARIUSZ CIEMINSKI and Hannah Silcock claimed the men’s and women’s singles Jersey Island Table Tennis Championship titles on Saturday.

Cieminski fought off former champion Grzegorz Frankowski in the final by four games to two while Silcock enjoyed a 4-0 whitewash over her sister Kathryn Silcock in the women’s final. She also did the same in the Girls’ U19s singles final.

Cieminski took the opening game against Frankowski in a tie break 13-11. However, Frankowski hit back taking the second game 11-9.

Cieminski won the next two games 11-6 and 11-9 before Frankowski pulled another game back 11-7. But Cieminski responded well, winning 11-5 in the next game to win the match.

Hannah Silcock’s task in defeating her sibling in the women’s singles was a little bit easier. She won in straight sets 11-6, 11-3, 11-5, 11-5.

The Silcock sisters then teamed up to win the women’s doubles title 4-0 over Irene Billet-Masters and Gail Dolbel.

A Cieminski and Frankowski pairing comfortably won the men’s doubles title 4-0 against Miguel Freitas and Rafal Jedrasik.

Hannah Silcock got the better of her sister again in the mixed doubles, pairing with Leon Pierre to beat Kathryn and her partner John Le Fondré 4-0.

Jedrasik won the restricted men’s singles final, beating Jack Mills 4-0, while Frankowski won the men’s veteran singles 4-0 against Eugene ‘Yogi’ Ellis.

Billet-Masters got the better of her doubles partner Dolbel in the veteran women’s singles final 4-1, while Pierre enjoyed 4-0 and 4-1 wins over Alfie Sutherland to claim the U21s men’s and U19 boys’ singles titles.

Le Fondré earned the U15 boys’ title after beating Kevan Moreira 4-0, while William Cornthwaite had to work a little harder to win the U13 boys’ title beating Theo de Poerk 4-2 in the final.

Oscar Karkowski eased to a 4-0 win over David Posea to become the U11 open singles champion and at the other end of the age scale Frank Bougeard, one of Jersey’s most successful Island and Channel Island champions, picked up the Over-70 title, beating Jersey Table Tennis Association president Paul Routier 4-1 in his first national tournament since 1998.

Finally, Ellis won both the O50 and O60 titles with 4-0 wins over Tony Wood and Marcus Hawgood respectively.

The winners qualified to compete in the Channel Island Championships which will be held on Friday 29 April in Guernsey.

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