Mar 7 2012 By Tim Street
Baraty, who is rated 36th in England and plays for the B-BATT club, defeated Jojo Senorin 3-1 in a high quality final (8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9) which rounded off a very competitive event.
The left-hander had too much attacking power for the more unconventional style of Senorin, who was not able to dominate the game with his trademark backhand winner.
Baraty then made it a double when he teamed up with his protege Adam Reed, a junior player from B-BATT, to win the men’s doubles event (11-4, 8-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-7).
The unlucky losers in the fifth game were Senorin, once more, and Gary Morgan, both from the Vagabonds club.
Sally Prowen, of Juice, won the ladies’ singles for the second consecutive year with victory in a round-robin group, while Apollo’s Costas Papantoniou regained his veteran mens’ singles title to make it nine out of 10 since he passed the age of 40. The unlucky Senorin made it a hat-trick of losses in the latter final (7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-2).
The Intermediate Singles final was an all-Greenhouse CCA affair, with Micah Salmon winning a five-set victory over his team-mate Zaid Doraid in a pulsating final (8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6).
In the minor singles final, Apollo’s Lucas Papantoniou beat Kenton’s Nadeem Aslam 11-13, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9, while Hiba Feredj bagged a double by winning both the junior girls’ singles and cadet girls’ singles.
Finally, in the junior doubles final, Gabriel Achampong and Nathan Knowles beat Shane Clark and Timur Hashimi.
The finals were held at the Eastcote Community Association Hall, with matches umpired by nationally-qualified officials Russell Sutcliffe and Geof Bax, and the evening well organised by Tony Dias, Ron Bryant, Doreen Stannard and the league committee.