Tennis teams are victorious in league action

Lucy Hull. ANL-140829-162234001
Lucy Hull. ANL-140829-162234001

There were victories for Boston Tennis Club’s Men’s Seconds and Thirds in the Slazenger Lincolnshire Doubles League this weekend.

Both teams are in contention for top places in the third division of the league.

Boston Men’s Seconds, playing in Division 3A, faced Louth Indoor Thirds whilst Boston Thirds, playing in Division 3B, played Grantham Seconds.

Dan Bambridge, Anthony Hulley, Owen Jary, Geoff Short, Ray Frankish and Jake Sherrick had a very comfortable 9-0 win for the Seconds.

For the Thirds, Chris Cook, John Gibson, Tom Cozens, Andy Clamp, Ryan Frankish and David Makins had a close match with Grantham.

There were three third-set tie-breaks, the opposition’s first pair remaining unbeaten.

However, the Boston team managed to end on the right side of a 5-4 scoreline.

In the Boston and District Mixed League, Boston Thirds, the 2014 Boston and District Mixed League Champions, remain unbeaten.

The team of Ray Frankish, Helen Cook, Chris Cook, Chloe Robinson and Simon Robinson had a 9-0 win over Horncastle Seconds.

Boston Mixed Seconds played Boston Mixed Fourths and had a close match, not reflected by the final score of 6.5-2.5.

For Boston Seconds, Sophie Hawkesworth, Sev Smura, David Dunlop, Penny Gibbons, Sarah Moysey and Alex Cobb competed and for Boston Fourths Rob Bonser, Sharron Thorogood, Diane Sharpe, Howard Baxter, Jenny Murphy and Paul Aranin were in action.

Boston Tennis Club member Lucy Hull had a good tournament at the Loughborough University Summer Open last week.

Lucy was runner-up in the 16 and under singles, losing in the final to Nottinghamshire’s Anna Buckley, who Lucy partnered in the 14 and under doubles, winning that event.

In the 14 and under singles, Lucy lost in a very tight three-set match at the semi-finals stage and finished third.

Other good performances at Loughborough from Boston players were from Joshua Coghlan and Poppy Gibbons in the red mixed event.

Lucy Hull will also be in action at the Boston Summer Clay Court Championships which is taking place all week.

The week culminates on Saturday with the Ladies’ and Men’s finals but, throughout the week, different age groups are competing every day.

The tournament attracts players from all over the country but Boston players that have already competed at orange and green level include Paul Aranin, Anna Coghlan, Hannah Willis, Katie Wood and Joshua Coghlan.