Matthew takes the Ulster title

THE Ulster Junior Tennis Championships, sponsored by Clubworld, were played at Belfast Boat Club.

Matthew McClurg, who plays for Ward Park, Bangor, beat the defending champion David Acum, from Lurgan, 1/6, 7/6, 6/1 while Emily Beatty, who plays for Downshire Tennis Club, Hillsborough beat Lucy Octave in straight sets 6/4, 7/5.

Delia Aston, whose company Clubworld Travel sponsored the event said: “It was very impressive to see such sporting talent at such a young age.

“I was delighted to help out. All eyes may be on the Olympics but we were treated to a great week of tennis here in Northern Ireland.”