Boston Tennis Club ladies snatch victory late on

Morgan Hawes and Rob Allen.
Morgan Hawes and Rob Allen.

Boston Tennis Club teams began their Slazenger Lincolnshire Doubles League fixtures this weekend, with the Ladies’ Fourth team earning a 5-4 win against their Fifths side.

The contest went down to the last match, but Lesley Addy, Jude Green, Helen Duckett, Sue Dring, Penny Gibbons and Lyn Edwards got the better of Tracy Hull, Sophie Hawkesworth, Sue Burnett, Lucy Hull, Chloe Robinson and Denise Priestley.

The Men’s Second team - Calum McCaig, James Newton, Dan Bambridge, Anthony Hulley, Geoff Short and Owen Jary - lost 3-6 at Rustons.

The Aegon Team Tennis competitions moved in to their second weekend, with the Men’s Third team beating Spalding 8-4. The team of Zack Mcdonnell-Wood, Michal Chmielik, Thomas Cozens and David Cheer wrapped up victory after the singles round.

The Ladies’ Aegon B team lost to a strong Tennis Buddies team. Emma Mastin, Charlotte Priestley, Joan Beale and Jane Hindmarch came close in the singles and managed one rubber but missed out in the doubles.

Boston under 10s’ Aegon team began their season with a 6-0 success against Grantham.

The team consisted of William Cheer , Harvey Vickers, Louise Sharpe and William Lakin.

There was also a 6-0 result for the under 12s boys’ B - Thomas Hull, Alastair Boothby, Matthew Dickens and Dominic Sharpe beating Louth.

Morgan Hawes and Rob Allen raised nearly £300 for Sport Relief after playing tennis for 12 continuous hours at Boston Tennis Club on Friday.

The fundraisers did a magnificent job.

Tournaments played at the club this week included a men’s singles event which was won by Calum McCaig, with Michal Chmielik the runner-up.

A mini orange tournament saw Boston club members involved. Anna Coghlan was the winner, with Paul Aranin the runner-up and Lois Boothby in third.

Isabel Wookey won a red ball tournament later in the day.

William Cheer won his first grade three tournament at nine and under level at the East Anglia Junior Open at the weekend.

Matthew Gedney reached the semis at the North of England Tennis Championships, losing to the eventual winner.