As Andy Murray shines, so do Boston Tennis Club teams

AS ANDY Murray was putting in his golden performance at Wimbledon in the Olympics on Sunday, Boston Tennis Club teams were dodging the showers and taking shelter in the indoor centre in order to complete their matches.

Boston Ladies’ Seconds lost 2-7 to Bourne in Division One of the Lincolnshire Doubles League.

The contest was closer than the score suggests, but it was still a loss for the team of Rachel Gedney, Jenny McGarel, Claire Smith, Catherine Ellis, Vikki Lowe and Mary Smura.

The Men’s Fifth team had a convincing 9-0 win against Skegness.

The team of Michal Chmielik, Richard Tupper, David Makins, Courtney George-Jones, Ryan Frankish and Peter Elphick had the upper hand in this Division Three clash.

The Ladies’ Fourth team missed out to Grimsby firsts in a Division Two encounter.

The team of Joan Beale, Tricia Sweeney, Jane Hindmarch, Andrea Jackson, Penny Gibbons and Jenny Grant lost 1-8, but were on the wrong end of several third set tie-breaks.

Harvey Vickers and Thomas Hull have won two junior tournaments held at Boston Tennis Club last week.

Harvey was the winner of Boston Tennis Club’s County Tour red event, and Thomas the winner of the orange event.

Playing in the red tournament were other Boston Tennis Club members Elliot Young, Elizabeth Alexander, Tuula Sohngen and Devon Morgan.

In the orange competition, club members Bradley Worth, Paris Royal and Millie Alexander were participating.

Other youngsters have had success in tournaments further afield.

Matthew Gedney was the winner of Middlesborough’s Tennis World’s Summer Open under nines event.

He won four rounds to reach the final, winning it in a Championship tie-break 10-8.

Joe Woolley, who is ranked number one in his age group nationally, has been competing at West Bridgford.

Joe won the under 14s boys title, beating James Ison 6-3, 6-1 in the final and was the runner-up in the under 16s boys’ event.