Double doubles victory for Boston Tennis Club

IN A season disrupted by the weather, Boston Tennis Club teams in the summer leagues are looking to catch up on postponed matches before the league closes at the end of September.

Two matches were played at the weekend - and both resulted in wins for Boston teams.

The Men’s First team made short work of Grantham in the Slazenger Lincolnshire Doubles League.

The team of Mark Thompson, Dominic Beesley, Mike Burnett, Lewis Fisher, Ray Frankish and Richard Cook were given little resistance to win the match 9-0.

The Men’s Third team, in Division 3A, had a far closer match with Horncastle, but also won.

The team of Chris Cook, John Gibson, Mike Sweeney, Geoff Presland, Geoff Short and Richard Hart gained the deciding rubber to win 5-4.

Juniors are still utilising the summer holidays to play tournaments further afield and nearer to home.

Calum McCaig has earned a tournament win and a runner-up placing.

Playing in a tournament at Oadby, Leicestershire, in the Granville tournament, Calum won through to the final.

In a tight match he won in a tie-break first set before he lost the second.

However, he won the Championship tie-break 12-10 to win the under 18 boys event.

At the Victoria Tennis Club tournament, also in Leicestershire, Calum reached the final but lost out in the final in two sets.

Sam Felipes was the winner of the under 14 boys’ County Tour event held at Boston Tennis Club. He overcame Will Bero in the final in two sets.

Besides Sam and Will, other club members taking part included Michael Niedermeier, David Cheer, Joseph Gray, Joseph Parla and Myles Bero.

Lucy Hull was the winner of the under 10 mixed green tournament that was also run at Boston as part of the County Tour. Lucy played Paris Royal in the final and won in two straight sets.

Emma Mastin played at Cromer junior tournament and lost out to the eventual winners in both the under 14s and under 16s.

Matches in the Boston and District Mixed League are nearing completion, but there are still some matches to play that had to be delayed due to the weather.