Tennis seasons come to a close with close calls

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

With Spring somewhere on the horizon, some of the tennis leagues that are played throughout the winter are approaching completion.

In the Slazenger Lincolnshire Veterans Winter League four of the five Boston teams have one match outstanding.

The mens third team in division two of the league has completed it’s matches and finished in runner up position.

The last match of the season was against the leaders of the division – St. James.

It was a close call for the team of Richard Hart, Andy Clamp, Michael Audus and Terry Wilkinson.

The team came close to a draw but two tie-breaks fell in to opposition hands leaving Boston with a final result of 3-5.

The Boston and District Winter League re-starts next Sunday to play the final fixtures of the season after a break of a few weeks.

Boston C , the current holders, remain strong contenders for winning the league this season.

Boston C is due to play Boston A, while Boston B will play Woodhall, Boston E is away to Spilsby and D and F at home to Horncastle and Billinghay respectively.

In the Bombay Brasserie main Singles League February matches will include encounters between James Newton, Jeremy George-Jones, Michal Chmielik and Ladi Hruban, who all occupy places in the premier group.

Calum McCaig, Owen Jary, Courtney George-Jones, Zach McDonnell-Woods, Phil Cosgriff and Callum Simmonds are all in the groups just below.

On the leader board James Newton is currently in first place with 23 points while Jeremy George-Jones is runner up on 20 points and Calum McCaig only trailing by two on 18 points. There is then a comfortable gap between the players following.

On Saturday the Wilkinson Cup will take place in the indoor centre. If there are places remaining players need to sign up on the clubhouse noticeboard as soon as possible. Although a doubles tournament, the pairs are drawn on the day.