Mixed fortunes for Boston

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Boston Tennis Club teams have had mixed fortunes in the Boston and District Mixed League.

Boston 1 made a shaky start but the team has now found its stride.

Boston 2 and Boston 4 have blown hot and cold, while Boston 3 has come through some close matches and are unbeaten.

Boston 1 played Boston 3 at the beginning of the competition and lost out.

Representing Boston 1 were Geoff Presland, Fran Keane, Geoff Short, Sandra White, Ryan Frankish and Rachel Atkinson.

Playing for Boston 3 were James Newton, Emily Hawkesworth, Jo Harris, Calum McCaig, Ray Frankish and Helen Cook.

Boston 3 had already started the summer with a 7-2 win against Spilsby.

The team on this occasion was Helen Cook, Ray Frankish, Michael Sweeney, Jane Hindmarch, James Newton and Claire Smith.

Boston 2 had a close 5-4 win at Heckington, when represented by Sophie Hawkesworth, Zac McDonnell-Woods, Jenny Grant, Simon Beardsley, Andrea Jackson and Richard Woods.

Boston 4 – Doug Motson, Helen Duckett, Courtney George-Jones, Rebecca Beardsley, Zafar Khan and Sophie Walsh – lost out 8-1 to Woodhall Spa.

Boston 4 beat Boston 1 5-4 in a close fought match.

The Boston 1 line-up was Terry Mastin, Jenny McGarel, Geoff Presland, Kim Shearer-Lee, Ryan Frankish and Jenny Murphy, while playing for Boston 4 were Richard Tupper, Helen Motson, Sam Khan, Rebecca Beardsley, Doug Motson and Helen Duckett.

In their most recent match, Boston 4 were defeated by Horncastle.

The Boston team was Richard Tupper, Helen Motson, Courtney George-Jones, Rebecca Beardsley, Doug Motson and Carole Evans.

Boston 1 found their winning ways in their latest game, against Bourne, thanks to Danielle Frankish, Joe Woolley, Ashleigh Frankish, Steve Green, Sam Cook and Richard Longworth.

Boston 3 have had two wins in a row, brushing aside Rochford 8-1 thanks to Helen Cook, Ray Frankish, Jane Hindmarch, Calum McCaig, Chris Cook and Trisha Sweeney and defeating Horncastle 7-2 through Helen Cook, Ray Frankish, Mary Smura, Michael Sweeney, Trisha Sweeney and Calum McCaig.

In Division 3 of the Lincolnshire League, Boston Mens’ fifth team has suffered losses at the hands of Sleaford and Ruston Marconi. Both were close matches with plenty of tie-breaks but Boston 5 missed out 6-3 in both matches. Peter Elphick, Anthony Hulley, Sam Khan, David Makins, Richard Tupper and Ryan Frankish lost all four of the third set tie-breaks to Sleaford.

Richard Tupper, Richard Longworth, Sam Khan, Peter Elphick, David Makins and Ryan Frankish had four tie-break third sets against Rustons and won only one, leaving them with a 6-3 defeat.

Boston Tennis Club’s Chattertons Championships takes place this week, culminating in the finals at the weekend. There is still a chance to enter some of the events via the club noticeboard.