Tie-break successes for Boston Tennis Club

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BOSTON Tennis Club’s senior teams have been involved in some close encounters in the Aegon Team Tennis event.

Whenever an Aegon Team Tennis match is even after the singles and doubles rounds, the result is decided by a doubles tie-break between a pair from each team.

The ladies’ Firsts and Seconds, and the men’s Seconds and Thirds all won recent Aegon Team Tennis matches with 7-6 scorelines.

The ladies’ Firsts travelled to Charnwood Tennis Club and the team of Madeline Verdegaal, Danielle Frankish, Emily Hawkesworth and Rachel Atkinson were even after singles and doubles but won the shootout.

The ladies Seconds beat Burton Waters on a shootout.

The men’s Seconds, competing in the county Division One, Callum Simmons, Lewis Fisher, Steve Green and James Niedermeier had a win against Grantham, but once again it went to the line and a shoot-out was used.

The men’s Third team have won their group and move to the play-off to find the winners of County Division Two.

The team of Jeremy George-Jones, James Newton, Mike Sweeney and Courtney George-Jones played Rustons and at 3-3 they also won a tie-break shootout

The Aegon Team Tennis events are reaching their later stages in all competitions.

Boston Tennis Club has 13 teams competing at county level, in addition to three teams playing in the National and Premier divisions. There are some very good results from many of the teams, with several of them in with the prospect of becoming county champions as the under 10 team did last weekend.

Beginning with the youngest age group, Boston Tennis Club has two teams at eight and under level.

Boston A team head Division One with one match remaining to be played.

In the penultimate match against Eastgate this weekend the team strengthened their lead with a 20-12 win. The team was made up of Paris Royal, Thomas Hull, William Cheer and Matthew Gedney.

The B team – Alastair Boothby, Daniel Colam, Jordan Stone and Harvey Vickers – had a 22-10 win against Grantham, putting the team top at the group stage of Division Two.

The team moves forward in to the first place play-off match.

The next age group in the Aegon Team Tennis is the under nines, and the A team has won the group and will play in the first place play-off.

The under nines B team finished third in the same group and play Tennis Buddies A team for overall fifth place.

The under 10 team are already the county champions, as are the under 12 girls’ team.

The boys’ under 12 team has been storming through the group stage and is in first place.

They are due to play the other group’s winners – St James, Grimsby – this month.

Winning 12-0 at Grantham, the team of Blake Kenneally-Forrester, Sam Felipes, Toby McDonnell-Woods and Thomas Cozens underlined their top position.

The B team, although without a win, came very close in two of their matches. Losing out to Boston A the team missed out 8-4 at Grantham and then 8-4 to Eastgate. However, the last match could easily have been another story if the team of Jack Howard, David Dorey-Rodriguez, Myles Bero and Harry Bourne had not narrowly missed out in two-match tie-breaks during the doubles round.

These results represent fantastic efforts by all the teams and their support networks.