Savills put on a show to win IAS/OAS/SAS annual tennis event in style
Perfect playing conditions greeted our 19 pairs who converged on David Lloyd Northwood for the eagerly anticipated annual IAS/OAS/SAS tennis tournament hosted by Colliers International.
Each year we seed our 4 groups, but there’s always a surprise or two when a new pair enter and so it proved again this time round!
In Group A the Savills team of Ed Gee and new partner Nick Wakeford completely dominated not losing a single game as they eased into the main draw semi-finals. It was certainly close behind them as the Gerald Eve 2 team of Guy Freeman and William Powles took their spot in the plate semi finals by just one game from Avison Young 1.
Group B saw the seasoned pros Jim London and Malcolm McPhail of London Clancy/Lamron win their group for the second consecutive year, although they were pushed all the way by Oliver Cohen and Matthew Sugar of Belchak Corin/ Tri Capital who took their place in the plate semis.
Group C was arguably the ‘group of death’ as it took a great score of 20 games to see David McMillan, a former winner of this trophy, and Tim Stotesbury of The Instant Group/A R Brookland pip Ged Denning and Matt Harris of Dalton Warner Davis/Valor Real Estate by just one game to seal a place in the main draw semis. That left Daniel Warwick and Ed Wright of the Warwick Group to just miss out all together even though they had 15 games.
Finally, in Group D it was just as tight as Jonny Goldstone and Louis Bendien of Montagu Evans won the group from William Taylor and Andrew Rogers (last year’s plate winner) of Altus Group/Madlins. Missing out with 14 games were Daud Sadiq and Graham Moran of Colliers with 14 games.
So, after a hearty BBQ, our semi finalists returned to the courts with Belchak Corin/Tri Capital beating Gerald Eve 2 6-1 and Dalton Warner Davis/Valor Real Estate beating Altus Group/Madlins 6-2 to make the plate final. Ged Denning and Matt Harris of Dalton Warner Davis/Valor Real Estate then continued their fine form in the final to win the plate in a 6-1 victory over Oliver Cohen and Matthew Sugar of Belchak Corin/Tri Capital. In the main draw, there were two contrasting semi finals. The Savills team disposed of London Clancy/Lamron 6-0 meaning they hadn’t conceded one single game en route to the final! Whilst the battle between Montagu Evans and The Instant Group/A R Brookland was a mammoth affair producing some amazing tennis which eventually saw Montagu Evans coming out on top 7-5. And so after an exciting day’s tennis it all came down to the final. The Savills team of Ed Gee and Nick Wakeford didn’t disappoint as, despite a valiant effort from Jonny Goldstone and Louis Bendien of Montagu Evans, they won 6-3 to win take home the trophy again.
Thank you to everyone who took time out to spend the day with us. As well as being an incredibly enjoyable day of tennis, you also raised money for Mind, the mental health charity, the final total of which will be announced in the next few weeks.
We look forward to seeing you again next August!