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Last Updated: Monday, 5 March 2007, 16:58 GMT
Drinkhall captures national title
Paul Drinkhall
Drinkhall has made a big impact in the last year
New England number one Paul Drinkhall claimed his first national singles title by beating Alex Perry in the final of the English Championships.

The 17-year-old top seed is the youngest player to win the event since Chester Barnes 45 years ago.

Middlesbrough-born Drinkhall, who has motored up the rankings in the last 12 months, beat 31-year-old Perry 4-1.

The teenager then teamed up with Darius Knight to win the men's doubles title at the Sheffield event.

Drinkhall announced his arrival on the world stage as a 16-year-old when he came within a point of beating Olympic champion Ryu Seun at the China Open.

He was also the runner-up in the 2006 BBC Junior Sports Personality of the Year.

Third seed Helen Lower, 36, retained her women's single title, upsetting 18-year-old favourite Kelly Sibley in the final.



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