McCullough twins could face off

The McCullough sisters Annie and Caitlin
The McCullough sisters Annie and Caitlin

Twin sisters Annie and Caitlin McCullough spend most of their time on the same side of the net as a successful doubles partnership but all that is set to change.

The pair look likely to be on opposing sides in the final of the Ulster Junior Hardcourt Championship at Windsor early next week.

At least that’s how they have been seeded as they have both received byes into the semi finals in which they will meet qualifiers later in the week.

And if all goes to plan it will be twin against twin in Sunday’s final on their home courts at Windsor.

The girls have had a superb season as a doubles pairing having reached the final of the City of Belfast ITF tournament and boosted their world ranking as a consequence.

“I had never seen the two of them playing such good tennis before and it now means they will have a much better chance of gaining direct entry into similar events in future now that they have a ranking.” said the twins’ coach Sam Armstrong.

But their success didn’t stop there as they finished runners up as a doubles pairing at the Irish Junior Open in Dublin at the weekend.

Ranked fourth, They had the misfortune to come up against the top seeds but they performed creditably in the final.