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Harriet, 11, becomes yongest-ever winner of women's final

PUBLISHED: 15:06 25 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:15 07 September 2010

l Cumberland finalists... from left, Gemma O’Donoghue, Colin Taylor, Pierre Pourquery and Harriet Dart. Picture: Max Flego

l Cumberland finalists... from left, Gemma O’Donoghue, Colin Taylor, Pierre Pourquery and Harriet Dart. Picture: Max Flego

Harriet Dart became the youngest winner of the Cumberland women s title when she beat Gemma O Donoghue in straight sets on Saturday. Dart, 11, the British No.4 in her age group, lived up to her top seeding, winning 6-3, 6-1. Dart also reached the final

Harriet Dart became the youngest winner of the Cumberland women's title when she beat Gemma O' Donoghue in straight sets on Saturday.

Dart, 11, the British No.4 in her age group, lived up to her top seeding, winning 6-3, 6-1.

Dart also reached the final of the mixed doubles with coach Paul Smart where they lost 6-4, 6-4 to John Taylor and Gillian Card.

The men's title was won by Pierre Pourquery, who upset the No 1 seed Colin Taylor, 6-3, 6-4 in the final. Taylor had some consolation in the men's doubles decider where he partnered Flint Sperber to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Russell Howat and Raj Batra.

Other results: men's over-45 singles, Howat beat Batra; women's over-40 singles, Michelle Barber beat Lisa Gershon; men's over-45 doubles, Steve Gershon and Philip Ells beat Mike Marsh and Barry Skelding; women's over-40 doubles, Helena Cotton and Maeve Feeny beat Claudia Goldstein and June Dilley; mixed 40-45 doubles, Lisa Gershon and Ells beat Feeny and Roger Cotton.

In the men's handicap singles Farooq Jaffrey beat Jonathan Potter, women's handicap singles, O'Donoghue beat Yukiko Komachi; men's handicap doubles Serge Krougikoff and Daniel Hill beat Richard Jacobs and Nigel Jacobs and women's handicap doubles, Ros Krougikoff and Katy Mehl beat Valerie Barber and Ginny Ferdinand.


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