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Picture courtesy of David Wearn (dw.photographic@virgin.net)

Kelly Sibley wins 3 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal  

At the National Championships, held this weekend at the Ponds Forge Sports Centre in Sheffield, Kelly Sibley participated in all finals possible and emerged with 3 Gold and 1 Silver Medals from her 4 events. 

The First event to complete was the Under 21 Womens Singles on Friday Evening and Kelly took a comfortable 3 set to 1 victory over England No 2 Joanna Parker. 

Saturday Evening saw the only loss as current champions Darius Knight and Kelly Sibley went down 3 sets to 1 against last years beaten finalists Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Parker. 

Sunday afternoon first saw the No 1 seeds Kelly Sibley and Joanna Parker win comfortably against No 2 seeds Lindsey Reynolds and Abigail Embling in three straight sets to take the Womens Doubles Crown.  

The Womans Singles Final followed soon after and was a repeat of the Under 21 Final on Friday, this time however it was the best of seven sets not five. Just as before Kelly took the first, Joanna took the second set but after that Kelly dominated running out a winner by 4 sets to 1.

 Results 

Under 21 Womens Singles 

Kelly Sibley beat Joanna Parker                        2 -3 6 2

 Mixed Doubles

 Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Parker beat

    Darius Knight and Kelly Sibley                      5 -9 6 10

 Womens Doubles 

 Kelly Sibley/Joanna Parker beat

    Lindsey Reynolds and Abigail Embling          6, 8, 8

 Womens Singles   

Kelly Sibley beat Joanna Parker                        9 -8  4 2 6