TENNIS: Daphne Dixon and Gary Daley beat reigning champions Jo Crompton and Martin Bromley in a thilling three-set duel last night to book their place in today’s Veteran Handicap final at the Bolton Tennis Championships.

Dixon and Daley won the first set 6-2 but Crompton and Bromley hit back to take the second by the same score and at 5-3 in the third, looked on course for the final.

But Daley’s powerful forehand won the day, taking the set 6-5.

The boys and the junior mixed competitions had one semi final in each to finish. In the boy’s event there were some hard fought points but Charlie Foley and Alec Foote beat Ben Pearson and Daniel Philbin 6-4 6-3 to reach the boys final and in the junior mixed competition Alexia Thomasson, playing with Matthew Townsend, comfortably beat her cousin Eve Thomasson, playing with Daniel Philbin 6-1 6-1.

TODAY’S FINALS Mens Singles: John Lister v Tom Johnson; Ladies Singles: Rachel Branaghan v Alexia Thomasson; Mens Doubles: Johnny Davies & Nick Hinnighan v John Lister & John Halton; Ladies Doubles: Nick Hinnighan & Louise Taylor v Johnny Davies & Rachel Branagan; Boys Under 14 Singles: Michael Yeung v Ethan Herron; Girls under 14 Singles: Annabel Rowlands v Amy Hadjinicolaou; Under 18 Boys Singles: Charley Foley v John Halton; Under 18 Girls Singles: Annabel Rowlands v Eleanor Kelly; Boys Doubles: Charlie Foley & Alec Foote v Luke Costello & Matthew Boyle; Girls Doubles: Rebecca Taylor & Megan Ingham v Jahquira Henry & Amy Phillpotts; Junior Mixed Doubles: Alexia Thomason & Luke Costello V Sarah Kidd & Alec Foote; Handicap Mens Singles: Ben Coop v Rob Allen; Handicap Mens Doubles: John Chatterley & Karl Marrow v Paul McCarran & Mick Knowles; Handicap Mixed Doubles: Catherine Hughes & Andy Westmoreland v Lisa Cartwright & Mark Baxter; Handicap Ladies Doubles: Fran Mercer & Angela Platt v Christine Costello & Carolyn Paine; Handicap Veteran Mens Doubles: Stuart Barlow & Ken Nixon v Brian Little & Peter Bird; Handicap Veteran Ladies Doubles: Christine Deacon & Kate Whittle v Gill Pearl & Kath Taylor; Handicap Veterans Mixed Doubles: Daphne Dixon & Gary Daley v Christine Costello & Mick Knowles; Handicap Senior Mixed Doubles: Janet Baron & Roy Platt v Ilona Kilburn & Bill Roscoe.