Pictured Right - Senior Nationals - 2016 Men's Champion - Paul Coll
Paul Coll and Megan Craig have both claimed their second New Zealand Senior National Championships titles in convincing style.
The Women's final saw Megan Craig the top seed and second seed Amanda Landers-Murphy battle it out to get their name on the Women's title. The first game saw a tight battle from both players with some great retrieving and shot play. Craig was able to hold out claiming the first game 11-9. The second game continued in a very similar fashion to the first and both players fought hard playing some great shots. Craig however was able to force the errors from Landers-Murphy and claimed the second game 11-8. The third game saw much of the same as the first two and whilst Landers-Murphy looked set to have her chances it was not meant to be and Craig claimed her second National title 12-10 in the third.
The Men's Final saw top seed Paul Coll looking to claim his second consecutive title whilst second seed and two time National Champion Campbell Grayson was looking to add another to the shelf. Coll came out and was relentless in the first game forcing Grayson into the errors and claiming the first game 11-3. The second game saw a few errors creep in from Coll and the pressure from Grayson step up, but Coll managed to close the game out 11-8 and take a two game lead and get closer to his second National title. Coll came out and never looked back in the third putting the pressure on Grayson and he claimed the title 11-6 in the third.
Pictured Below - Senior Nationals - 2016 Women's Champion - Megan Craig
Thank you to the Remuera Rackets Club for a great event. The teams event kicks off tomorrow.
Full Results can be found below. Draws can be found here Senior Nationals Individuals and Teams Draws 2016
Make sure you check out the previous news articles as well:
(1) Paul Coll bt (2) Campbell Grayson - 11/3 11/7 11/6
(1) Megan Craig bt (2) Amanda Landers-Murphy - 11/9 11/8 12/10
Pictured Below - Senior Nationals - Finals - Megan Craig (Left) vs Amanda Landers-Murphy (Right)
Pictured Below - Senior Nationals - Finals - Paul Coll (Left) vs Campbell Grayson(Right)