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Simons prevails over Manders in battle of the top seeds

Out on top: Tariq Simons proved victorious in the A Final of the MTM Singles Championships at the Fairmont Southampton (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Tariq Simons won the showdown of the top seeds in the MTM Singles Championships at the Fairmont Southampton courts on Saturday when he defeated Gavin Manders 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the A final.

Manders, 35, won the first set before Simons dug deep to take the next two sets and earn valuable early year rankings points.

Six finals were held on Saturday afternoon, with Ben Lines defeating Sebastian Pukke 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 in the opening Elite B final.

Then Zach McGuire stopped Jaden Jones in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to win the 14 and under boys final.

Nadhira Durham won the 16 and under girls final with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Charlotte Lesage while Tobiah Goodchild came from a set down to defeat Robert Richardson 2-6, 6-2, 10-2 in the B final.

The remaining final, the 14 and under boys final from the Christmas Bowl Tournament, saw Sebastian Pukke make up for his earlier loss in the day with a comfortable 6-0, 6-1 win over Jadon Spriggs.

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Published January 10, 2022 at 12:18 am (Updated January 10, 2022 at 12:18 am)

Simons prevails over Manders in battle of the top seeds

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