BRADLEY veteran Andy Hutchinson has bagged a major national tennis title up in Scotland.

The former Yorkshire county player, and Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club member, won the men’s 55 and over singles crown at the Scottish Open Tennis Championships in Glasgow.

Hutchinson, 58, was seeded second and won the event by dropping only one set, and even that was only in the final.

First up for Hutchinson was fellow Ilkley member Roger Kuhlmann, who was dispatched 6-1, 6-2, and then came fellow Briton James A Wood, who was defeated 6-3, 6-3.

Hutchinson beat Germany’s Joerg Pfuhl 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 in the quarter-finals before talking down fifth seed and compatriot Mark Tomlinson 6-3, 6-4 in the semis to earn the right to face Paul Clutton in the showpiece.

Hutchinson won the first set 6-2, but fellow Briton Clutton, the seventh seed, forced a deciding super tie-break by winning the second set 6-3.

The Bradley native prevailed 10-7 in that dramatic finale to lift the title.

Ilkley member Hutchinson is currently ranked 55 in the world in his age group.