Sam Walker & Tin-Tin Ho were crowned mixed doubles champions with a four-game win over Shayan Siraj & Jasmin Wong. 

The final was the centrepiece of day two of the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships at the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham.

Photos by Alan Man

It was a fifth title together for Walker & Ho, who are used to the pressure of a final. Despite going behind early in the first game, they made their experience pay with some lightning fast returns and pouncing upon anything too high, winning it 11-7.

And after going behind in the second game, the top seeds won seven points in a row to win it 11-7.  

Walker & Ho had a match point at 10-9 in the third game, but a couple of misses opened the door for Siraj & Wong to win it 12-10.

It was only a minor inconvenience in the end as the fourth game sealed the win for Walker & Ho, winning 11-7.  

Siraj & Wong had reached the final with a superb victory over second seeds Chris Doran & Emily Bolton last night.

Shayan Siraj & Jasmin Wong celebrate their semi-final victory

Doran & Bolton won the first game, but Siraj & Wong came storming back, taking the second and third. The fourth game was tight throughout with the fourth seeds edging it 12-10. The fifth game started close, but Siraj & Wong manoeuvred the ball well to take a 10-6 lead, winning it 11-8. 

The top seeds didn’t drop a game, but were tested at times by the sibling combination of Connor & Anna Green in their semi-final. 

In the quarter-finals, Walker and Ho breezed to a win against Larry Trumpauskas & Sienna Jetha, while the Greens were like a well-oiled machine as the twins beat Ben Piggott & Ella Pashley in three sets.  

The powerful combination of Wong & Siraj beat the double left-handed duo of Erin Green & Artur Veeck Caltabiano in four sets, while Doran & Bolton got past Josh Bennett & Leticia McMullan in three close games.  

The only upset in the round of 16 was third seeds Shaquille Webb-Dixon & Tianer Yu losing in four games to Piggott & Pashley. Despite losing the first game 11-5, Piggott & Pashley started to find their groove, taking the next three.  

Chris Doran & Emily Bolton