Tennis ace McCaig makes the grade

Calum McCaig.
Calum McCaig.

Calum McCaig won the men’s singles event at the One Day Open grade five tournament held at Boston Tennis Club on Sunday.

Playing conditions were easier for the players - from across the county - as the searing heat of earlier in the week relented to more manageable temperatures.

The men’s singles mainly featured players from clubs outside of Boston, but McCaig fended off all comers and beat Luke Mann 5-3, 5-4 in the final.

The ladies’ singles saw Boston’s Emma Mastin and Lucy Hull both reach the semi-finals.

Lincoln’s Michael Clark beat Boston Tennis Club’s Dan Scott in the final of the under 16 boys’ event.

In the 12 and under boys’ event it was an all-Boston final between Daniel Dorey and Joseph Cannon.

Daniel produced the winning shots to take the match 4-1, 4-2.

The mini age groups were all mixed competitions.

The 10 and unders saw Thomas Hull pip Paris Royal for first place, while Harvey Vickers won the under nines, with Devon Morgan the runner-up.

Devon was also second in the red competition, with Myron Baxter the winner.

In the Lincolnshire Slazenger Doubles League, Boston ladies’ second team - Catherine Ellis, Claire Smith, Jenny McGarel, Rachel Gedney, Dana Kenneally- Forrester and Mary Smura - suffered their first defeat of the season in the penultimate match, losing 6-3 at Appleby Frodingham.

The thirds - Linda Barrow, Mary Clay, Helen Motson, Victoria Needham, Joan Beal and Jane Hindmarch - beat Eastgate 9-0.