HOLCOMBE Brook ladies team won a dramatic winner takes all final Aegon national qualifying match at their splendid new venue at Hazel Hall Lane.

Teenager Freya Christie started the match off in emphatic style when she demolished former Brook player Nicole Petersen in straight sets in the battle of the number ones, without losing a single game.

However both Anna Fitzpatrick (two) and Jessica Wren (three) lost their matches in straight sets to put the pressure on Lancashire champion Eva Siskova playing at four.

The teenager, unbeaten in singles matches this year, was up against unknown quantity in Russian Yana Orlova who was also unbeaten since her debut in the second round of matches.

And the match lived up to expectations when the opening set went to a tie-break which Siskova won 8-6. The Rivington girl then completed an outstanding victory against a more experienced opponent by taking the second set 6-2.

With the match tied at 2-2 the doubles took on maximum significance If either side could win both rubbers they would be on the road to the Bournemouth finals in September.

Christie and Fitzpatrick overpowered their opponents in straight sets. So when Siskova and Wren won their opening set it looked good for the Brook. However the second pairing of the Yorkshire club won the second set and then the deciding tie break 10-8 to level the match at 3-3.

The match now hinged on best of three championship tie-breaks where Brook captain Tony Lawson chose his teenage winners, Christie and Siskova, to play the crucial singles. And neither disappointed. Christie beat the Thongsbridge number two Emma Wilson 10-2.

And Siskova repeated her earlier singles win with a 10-7 victory over Orlana to confirm the Brook's place at the Bournemouth finals in September.