Chloe Woods went close to replicating her older sister Rebecca’s exploits at the Leinster Open.
Competing at U11 level, Chloe reached three finals, just like her sister, and she came home with the Mixed Doubles title safely stowed away.
In the Girls Singles, she made a bright start beating Sarah Barry 21-13 21-15 but had to be at her very best to thwart Siofra Flynn after winning the opening set 21-14, when her opponent snatched the second to level 21-17.
The decider really brought out the best in Chloe, reminiscent of her older sisters Rachael and Rebecca. She secured her place in the final 21-18.
She even put up a great performance to push Neasa Flynn, the top seed, all the way in both sets, losing 21-14 21-18.
Obviously bolstered by her performance in the singles, Chloe progressed through to the final of the mixed doubles, partnering Mark Bolger.
After a routine opening round victory over Jason Carr and Clodagh Foley, they caused an upset by knocking out second seeds Jack Bridgeman and Chloe’s sister Paige 21-12 21-19 to reach the final.
The opening set of the decider went to opponents Robbie Frost and Siofra Flynn 21-19, with Chloe and Ryan taking the second by the same score. In the decider, Mark and Chloe asserted their dominance to seal a 21-16 win.
The girls doubles was not unexpectedly a close affair with the Woods, Chloe and Paige, against the Flynns, Neasa and Siofra in the final.
Top seeds Chloe and Paige narrowly lost the opener 21-17 and the second seeds held their nerve to win 24-22.