Mum and son scoop tennis title

Rachel and Matthew Gedney.
Rachel and Matthew Gedney.
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Mother and son Rachel and Matthew Gedney won Boston Tennis Club’s Open Mixed Tournament on Sunday.

The new champions stormed through both the group stages and the final match.

The competitors were divided in to two groups, with the winners facing each other in the final.

In Group A, James Newton and Claire Smith came through this stage without the loss of a match, beating off strong opposition from runners-up Owen Jary and Gilly Dunn.

David Cheer and Rachel Hawkesworth finished in third place.

In Group B, Harry Foster and Emma Mastin were the runners-up, with Andy Clamp and Gemma Clamp in third place.

Rachel and Matthew dropped just three games on the way to the final, where they beat James and Claire 6-1.

The school holidays saw 43 children take part Boston Tennis Club’s annual NSPCC junior doubles tournament.

A total of £430.25 was raised for the NSPCC.

Patners are allocated on the day and players aim to win as many games as possible.

Group winners were Harriet Darley, William Cheer, Lorna Bowser and Harry Wattam.

In the Lincolnshire Slazenger Doubles League, Boston Men’s Fourths won 9-0 in their Division 3B match away at Louth Indoor Thirds.

The team on this occasion was Chris Cook, John Gibson, Geoff Presland, Andy Clamp, Ryan Frankish and Richard Hart.