Boston Tennis Club’s Veteran Firsts remain top of Division One of the Slazenger Lincolnshire Doubles League... just.
Braving the frosty condition, their aim of retaining the title they won last year took a knock at the hands of previous winners Grimsby Tennis Centre.
The match, played at Grimsby on Sunday, was a close one - but Boston lost out 3-5.
The team of Ray Frankish, Chris Cook, Richard Longworth and James Newton missed out in two close sets, one with a scoreline of 5-7 and the other even closer, on a tie–break.
However, they are still narrowly on top of the pile.
Also on Sunday, the Men’s Seconds - Peter Elphick, Mike Sweeney, Sev Smura and Andy Clamp - lost 3-5 at Grantham.
The Men’s Third veteran team, competing in Division Two, won 7-1 over Grimsby Tennis Centre’s Seconds.
It was a competitive match but the Boston team of Mickey Audus, Phil Cosgriff, Andy Clamp and Rhys Thomas kept it under control.
The Ladies’ Second veteran team, sitting at the top of Division Three, travelled to Gainsborough to play the hosts’ Seconds, and Joan Beale, Jane Hindmarch, Hilary Calvert and Anne Wallhead drew 4-4.
In the Bombay Brasserie Winter Singles League, James Newton heads the leader board with 14 points from Calum McCaig and Jeremy George-Jones on 11 points.
In the Junior Yellow Ball League, Matthew Gedney, Lucas East, Michael Niedermeier and Lucy Hull will play each other in the top group.
In the two groups below, Joe Parla, Harry Foster, Robert Hayes will compete whilst Connall Newton, Joe Cannon and Alexandra Thorogood are playing each other in the adjacent group.
Details: Boston Tennis Club on 01205 355502 or at www.bostontennis.co.uk