THE finals of the Stringers World Colchester and District Tennis League individual tournament took place at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club.

Frinton's Marcus Eatherton claimed a hat-trick of Open titles.

He partnered Mark Grover to the Open Men's doubles title, defeating Adam Porter and Rob Rayman 7-6, 6-4.

Eastherton then won the Open Men's singles with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Simon Reeves.

The Open Mixed doubles was won by a walkover as was the Open Ladies doubles, won by Julie Sexton and Anne Burton.

This pairing also won the 40 and over Ladies doubles in a tense match against Anne Cosby and Shiho Main 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Julie Sexton won a third title when, playing with her husband, Richard, they beat Alan and Karin Bacon in the Married couples final 6-1, 6-4.

Hannah Thompson won her first Open Ladies singles title, beating Laura Cuddon-Large 6-3, 6-2.

In the junior events, Otto Friedlein starred winning two singles titles, defeating William Gerrard 6-0 6-1 in the under-12 and Tom Thatcher, 6-0, 6-2 in the under-14 finals.

He had also competed in the Essex County Closed championship at Thorpe Bay, which meant by the time he played in the under-14 boys' doubles final it was his 21st match of the week.

Playing with Sebastian Hall they fought hard but succumbed to a fine performance from Jonathan Ogle and Gerrard, 6-3, 6-3.

Lizzie Thompson beat Amber Taylor 6-2, 6-0 in the under-14 girls' singles.

Spike Owen-Evans was victorious in the under-16 boys' singles, beating Tom Thatcher 6-4, 6-3 and Claudia Bozier defeated Isobel McInnes 6-4, 6-2 in the under-16 girls' singles.

Andrew Knights was dominant in the 40 and over Men's singles beating Pierre Smith 6-2, 6-1.

They then joined up to defeat Graham Quinton and Tony Sharma 6-0, 6-0, in the doubles.

Quinton gained some compensation in the 40 and over Mixed doubles with Fenella Pearey, beating Geoff Digby and Sophie Bardrick 6-1, 6-2.

The longest match of the day was the 40 and over Ladies singles between Lynn Lennard-Jones and Jill Crown.

Lennard-Jones finally emerged victorious after three-and-a-half hours of play winning 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.

The Restricted men's singles final was also very close, with Simon Reeves eventually defeating Samuel Dewey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

Danny Saffer won both the Restricted men's and mixed doubles.

Playing with Tim Elliott (6-1, 1-6, 6-4) against Adam Gadenne and Malcolm Hobbs and with Roslyn Marriott-Cox (6-2, 4-6, 6-0) against Steve Baines and Fiona Crace.

In the all-Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club restricted Ladies' doubles, Karin Bacon and Hilary Cairns won 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 after three close sets.

Ali Hysom became restricted ladies singles champion after defeating Victoria Peck, 6-1, 6-3.

The 55 and over Men's doubles champions were Rob Boyd and Martin Picker, who beat Richard Arrell and Richard Sexton, 6-2, 7-6.

Arrell, though, was successful in this age group's mixed doubles with Kerry Porter, beating Sexton and Lennard-Jones 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.