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Ulster's Rebecca Finn claims Ulster title with straight sets win in Douglas Huston Ulster Open table tennis championships final

By Robert Jones

Published 28/11/2016

Winner: Rebecca Finn receives the Ulster Open Women’s trophy from Cathryn Gibson (Douglas Huston)
Winner: Rebecca Finn receives the Ulster Open Women’s trophy from Cathryn Gibson (Douglas Huston)

Ulster's Rebecca Finn and Gavin Rumgay of Scotland took the big prizes at the Douglas Huston Ulster Open table tennis championships in Lisburn Rackets Club, supported by the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Rumgay survived a match point to overtake the local favourite Ashley Robinson (Clogher), home from his base in Sweden, in the men's final.

Gavin had taken out Irish champion Gavin Maguire in the semis, while Ashley defeated Ulster and Irish team leader Paul McCreery in the last four.

Rebecca Finn (Glenburn) showed immense maturity in claiming her first Ulster title, with a semi-final win over Ashley Givan (QUB), and a straight sets victory over Claire Heller.

Robinson had some consolation in taking the men's doubles title with Maguire, who added a further success in partnering Katie McGlone to the mixed doubles title.

Men's Singles: G Rumgay beat A Robinson 6-11, 11-7, 11-7,. 6-11, 13-11

Women's Singles: R Finn beat C Heller 12-10, 11-9, 11-8

Masters Mens: D Strong bt P McLaughlin 3-1

Master Womens: G Richardson bt J Devine 3-0

Men's Doubles: G Maguire/A Robinson bt P Graham/Z Wilson 3-2

Women's Doubles: K McGlone/E Thompson bt S Devereux/M Zareba 3-1

Mixed Doubles: G Maguire/K McGlone bt A Walsh/E Thompson 3-0

Under 21 Mens: Z Wilson bt R Farrell 3-1

Under 21 Womens: K McGlone bt E Thompson 3-0

Under 15 Boys: A McLaughlin bt Thomas Joyce  3-0

Under 15 Girls: L Craig bt P Ragi 3-0

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