Junior and Ladies Champion Nicola Ramdyhan and teammate Aretta Dey capitalized on a golden opportunity to defeat Shelly Daly and Fiona Bushell to capture the Ladies Doubles Championship in two sets 6-4, 6-4, according to a release from the tennis association.
In the first set Daly’s service game was broken twice but there was an excellent performance from her partner Bushell that kept the pair breaking back to stay alive in the set. Bushell who was just recently elevated from the Novice category was able to maintain reasonably consistent volleys and keep up the momentum with Daly as they defended their side of the court and capitalized on opportunities to hit winners at the net. But it was the young Ramdyhan who frequently attacked her mother (Daly) at the net to eventually earn a 6-4 win in the first set. In the second set, Daly/Bushell once again maintained a high level of net play. They raced to a 3-0, 40-15 lead before the young pair turned up the heat with heavy ground strokes directed at Bushell and won 5 games straight to take the score to 5-3. Daly/Bushell then held serve to stay alive at 4-5. Ramdyhan then closed out the set as she held serve at 6-4.