Plenty of competitive matches at tennis club

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Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Boston Tennis Club’s annual open mixed tournament took place last Sunday.

It was a great day for playing tennis and those taking part had plenty of competitive matches.

Divided into two groups, the participants went up against every other pair in their groups.

David Cheer and Ashleigh Frankish emerged from Group A as winners without losing more than seven games out of the 54 games played.

In second place from this group were Emma Mastin and Harry Foster, who narrowly edged out David Makins and Charlotte Priestley who, in turn, were just ahead of Andy and Gemma Clamp.

From Group B, Geoff Presland and Helen Duckett emerged as the winners, with Thomas Cozens and Vicky Beardsley in second place. Ryan Frankish and Danielle Frankish took third place.

In the final, Ashleigh Frankish and David Cheer continued the way they had begun the day and prevented Helen Duckett and Geoff Presland from winning any games, taking the final 6-0.

l Boston Tennis Club’s Dom Beesley had a brilliant week at Nottingham’s British grade 2 men’s competition.

Unseeded he beat Omar Alawadhi, a world ranked player from the United Arab Emirates, and the number two seed. Dom then beat Barney Thorold and Kyle Fellows in the quarter-finals and semi-finals to reach the final.

He then faced Luke Stevenson from Surrey and in a tremendous hard fought match lasting 3 hours 15 mins, he eventually went down 5-7, 6-2, 3-6.

l In the Lincolnshire Slazenger Doubles League there were great results for Boston Ladies and Boston Ladies thirds in their penultimate matches of the season. Both teams are leaning towards topping their respective divisions, with Boston Ladies very close to winning the league.

Boston Ladies 3 are neck and neck at the top of Division 3A with St James 2.

Boston Ladies beat St James on Saturday with a resounding 9-0 result. The team was Emily Hawkesworth, Danielle Frankish, Linda Barrow, Charlotte Priestley, Ashleigh Frankish and Lucy Hull.

Boston Ladies 3 went to Grimsby and defeated Grimsby 2 7-2. The Boston team was Hilary Calvert, Helen Duckett, Joan Beale, Helen Motson, Helen Cook and Chloe Robinson.

In the next fortnight Boston Ladies play Grantham and the ladies’ thirds go up against St James 2 for the divisional decider.