|Three Titles for Kelly|
|Tuesday, 05 March 2013 22:31|
The 2013 National Championships took place from 1st to 3rd March and for the second year running Kelly picked up the trophy in all three events she entered.
Along with partner, Darius Knight, the Mixed Doubles was retained as they beat Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Parker in the final on Saturday evening.
Having negotiated the early rounds on Saturday, the Womens Doubles trophy was duly collected on Sunday as Kelly and Joanna beat the young pairing of Chloe White and Jessica Dawson in the final.
The Womens Singles was a hard fought affair. Kelly battled back from 2-0 down against 14 year old Tin Tin Ho in the quarter final to progress 4-2 and then faced an even bigger battle in the semi final. Kelly led Karina Le Fevre 3-0 but was pegged back to a deciding set. Kelly found herself 5-9 down in the seventh set but somehow found it within herself to claw back to 10-9 ahead before finally advancing 14-12.
Kelly was up against Joanna Parker in the final and took the first two sets, dropped the third but won the fourth to move into a 3-1 lead. Joanna then proceeded to mount a comeback and levelled at 3-3. In another deciding seventh set, Kelly once again found her composure and after getting off to a good start kept the momentum going to lift the title by four sets to three.