THERE were mixed fortunes for Dunfermline brother and sister Ken and

Allison Wood at the Bank of Scotland Scottish Hard Court Tennis

Championships at Dundee's Games Club yesterday.

While 24-year-old Ken staged a remarkable recovery, upsetting

defending champion Jason Barnett to lift the men's singles for the first

time, 26-year-old Allison was beaten in straight sets by clubmate Alison

Reid in the women's final.

Barnett, a clay-court specialist, had started as firm favourite and

when he established a 6-2, 4-2 lead it looked as though he was set to

add the hard-court crown to the indoor title he won in February.

However, Wood reeled off the next three games to lead 5-4 but was

broken to 15 in the eleventh game, leaving Barnett to serve for the


The 19-year-old Aberdonian, making his competitive comeback after

having broken an ankle in February, had struggled with his first serve

throughout the two-and-a-half-hour battle and squandered a match point

in the twelfth game as the Scottish No.3 broke back to force a

tie-break, which he pocketed 7-3.

There were a couple of early breaks apiece in the third set but it was

Wood's break in the seventh game which proved crucial as he served out

to love in the tenth for a 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory.

Reid -- whose toughest test had been against full-time junior Jennifer

Duncan in the semi-final -- adapted quickly to the slow blaes court and

used her consistent baseline driving to score a 6-1, 6-2 victory in 58

minutes over Wood. Results:

Men -- Singles: Semi-finals -- J Barnett (Ruthrieston) beat T Smith

(Giffnock) 6-1, 7-5; K Wood (Dunfermline) beat M Watt (Newlands) 6-2,

6-2. Final -- Wood beat Barnett 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Doubles: Semi-finals -- Watt and C McKnight (Newlands) beat A Smith

(Giffnock) and R Terras (Newlands) 6-4, 6-2; Barnett and Smith beat H

McGregor and S Smith (Games Club) 6-0, 6-0. Final -- McKnight and Watt

beat Barnett and Smith 6-1, 6-4.

21-and-under singles: Final -- Barnett beat G Darlington (Bridge of

Allan) 6-3, 6-1.

Boys -- Singles: 18-and-under: Final --

S McGuckin (Falkirk) beat J Pankhurst (Kingussie)

6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: R McDonald (Western) and S Oliphant (Aberdour) beat Pankhurst

and R Wallace (Nigel Watson's) 7-5, 6-4.

16-and-under singles: Final -- Pankhurst beat B Saunders (Perth) 6-0,


14-and-under singles: Final -- M Izatt (Dunblane) beat A MacKechnie

(Perth) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2.

Doubles: Izatt and J Collins (Thistle) beat McPhee and G Melville

(Dunblane) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

12-and-under singles: Final -- N McPhee (Duffus) beat A Hawke

(Thistle) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.

Women -- Singles: Semi-finals -- A Reid (Dunfermline) beat J Duncan

(Games Club) 6-3,

6-3; A Wood (Dunfermline) w.o., H Lockhart (Newlands) scr. Final --

Reid beat Wood 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: Semi-final -- Reid and Wood beat L Reilly (Thistle) and E

Stevenson (Strathgryffe) 6-0, 6-2; Duncan and E Smith (St Andrews) beat

J Russell (Dunfermline) and J Murray (Dunblane) 6-4, 6-2. Final --

Reid and Wood beat Duncan and Smith 7-6, 6-4.

21-and-under singles: Final -- Duncan beat Smith 6-7, 6-4, 9-7.

Mixed doubles: Semi-finals -- Barnett and Duncan beat T Smith

(Giffnock) and Murray 6-3,

6-4; McKnight and N Burns (Whitecraigs) beat Wood and C Mochrie

(Abercorn) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Final -- McKnight and Burns beat Barnett and Duncan 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Girls -- 18-and-under singles: Final -- Duncan beat Smith 3-6, 6-4,


Doubles: Final -- Duncan and Smith beat Reilly and Stevenson 7-5, 6-3.

16-and-under singles: Final -- L McDonald (Spain) beat Reilly 6-7,

6-4, 6-3.

14-and-under singles: Final -- M Brown (Kirkcaldy) beat S McFadyen

(Colinton) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles -- Brown and McFadyen beat McBain and F Dawson (Cults) 6-2,

6-7, 6-1.

12-and-under singles: Final -- Brown beat V McBain (Cults) 6-1, 7-6.

* ROSS MATHESON'S winning run in the US Satellite Circuit ended in

yesterday's semi-final of the Masters event in Ohio. The Scottish No.1

went down 6-7, 7-6,

6-3 to American Mike Flanagan, but can expect his world ranking to

rise from 347 to around 260 when the lists are updated this week.