Boston C look to defend tennis title

BOSTON C - the defending Winter League tennis champions - look on course to retain their title.

They were one of four teams on action on Sunday morning, earning a success against Woodhall Spa.

The unbeaten C team dropped just one set against their guests to win three-and-a-half to half.

Dan Bambridge, Anthony Hulley, Dominic Llayton-Hannam and Owen Jary were in action for the C team this week.

Boston’s D team – Chris Mepham, Emily Hiew, Sarah Grant and Helen Garrett - found themselves in a close match against stablemates Boston F.

However, that closeness was not reflected in the score.

The D team only won one set against the Boston F team – which included Helen Duckett, Terry Wilkinson, Richard Sharpe and Daniel Maund.

Finally in the Winter League, Boston E travelled to Billinghay where the team of Ros Keane, Michal Chmielik, David Dunlop and Richard Cozens narrowly lost by two-and-a-half to one-and-a half.

There was a crucial tie-break that was won 8-6 by Billinghay which, had it gone the other way, would have forced the draw.

In the Lincolnshire Veterans’ Doubles League, three Boston Tennis Club teams had matches over the weekend.

Boston ladies’ Seconds played Eastgate Seconds, while Boston men’s Firsts played Grantham and the men’s Seconds were at Bourne.

The ladies had a convincing 8-0 win over Eastgate.

The team, on this occasion, was Catherine Eillis, Rachel Gedney, Joan Beale and Helen Duckett.

Aganst Grantham, the men’s First team, current League Champions, did well to come through 5-3 to win a very tight match.

The team was Ray Frankish, James Newton, Chris Cook and Andy Clamp.

The men’s Second team had a draw in their first match of the season.

The fixture was away against Bourne and could not have been more even, resulting equal on sets and on games won.

The team on the day was Peter Elphick, Henry Cheer, Richard Tupper and Mike Sweeney,

l Details: Boston Tennis Club on 01205 355502 or www.bostontennis.co.uk