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Huge congratulations to Stiga player Tin-Tin Ho who brought home the trebel this weekend.
Tin Tin (who is just 17 years old) bagged her first singles title and also brought home the Women's doubles and mixed doubles.
What a weekend.
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Tin-Tin Ho has her first Women’s Singles title after beating top seed Kelly Sibley at the PG Mutual National Championships in Hatfield today.
The 17-year-old from Paddington twice came from behind to win it 4-2 (5-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6) and complete a treble of titles having successfully defended both the Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, Liam Pitchford’s three-year reign as national Men’s Singles champion is at an end after Sam Walker defeated him in seven games in the semi-finals.
The No 4 seed Walker – like Pitchford a World Team Championships bronze medallist earlier this month – prevailed in a high-quality match which swung one way, the other and back again before Walker’s decisive move from 3-2 down in games.
The first trophy of the day was won by Walker & Ho who took the Mixed Doubles title for the third successive year, beating David McBeath & Emma Vickers.
Ho & Tsaptsinos then retained their Women’s Doubles title, beating Karina Le Fevre & Vickers.
Pitchford & Drinkhall were then in blistering form as they made it four Men’s Doubles titles in a row with a demolition of Chris Doran & Mike O’Driscoll.
Sam Walker & Tin-Tin Ho celebrated a hat-trick of Mixed Doubles titles as they sunk David McBeath and Emma Vickers in three straight.
Walker in particular unleashed a barrage of shots which the silver medallists had no answer to as the top seeds – who had faced elimination in the semi-finals at three match points down – took the trophy.
Walker said: “It’s great to win it again – that’s the hat-trick and it was good to keep my momentum up.
“The semi-final was really tough, but to be honest, I think we should have won it 3-0 and shouldn’t have really given them the chance, but they managed to pull it back and should have won.
“We got some good balls back and had a bit of luck, but you need that, and we were confident going into the final.”
Ho added: “It feels good to win it again, for the third year in a row. Sam’s a great doubles partner. The semi-final was really tough but we got it at the crucial point and took our chance.”