Victory for tennis aces

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The latest local sports news.

THe final month of this season’s Slazenger Lincolnshire Doubles League has seen play affected by the rainfall.

Those matches that did get played included Boston Men facing Louth Seconds, which was an away fixture in the first division.

This turned out to be a highly-competitive match that was decided in the final round.

Boston’s Alex Cobb, Jeremy George-Jones, David Cheer, Harry Foster, Zac McDonnell-Woods and Toby McDonnell-Woods went 1-2 behind after the first round but drew level at 3-3 after winning two rubbers on third set tie-breaks.

In the final round a third set tie-break made it 5-4 to Boston.

Boston Men’s Second team was drawn against Grimsby Seconds in Division Two of the Lincolnshire League.

By the end of the second round the team of Geoff Short, Calum McCaig, Dan Bambridge, Anthony Hulley, Gary Fitzjohn and Ray Frankish had already established a winning lead of 5-1, so that when rain interrupted the play a result had already been reached.

Boston Ladies’ Seconds, competing in Division Two, had a good win against Tennis Buddies’ Seconds.

The team of Jenny McGarel, Sue Burnett, Claire Smith, Emma Mastin, Paula Smith and Helen Duckett won 8-1.

This weekend the Ladies’ Thirds – Helen Motson, Joan Beale, Catherine Ellis, Denise Priestley, Hilary Calvert and Chloe Robinson - were beaten 8-1 by the same opposition.

The Men’s Fifth team in Division 3B lost the team’s last match of the season 2-7 against Bourne Seconds.

The team was Richard Cozens, Michael Audus, David Makins, Tom Emmerson, James Craven and Harry Foster.

This followed on from the previous match when Boston Thirds played Boston Fifths.

This was won by Boston Thirds with a scoreline of 6-3, and playing were Chris Cook, John Gibson, Tom Cozens, Ryan Frankish, Andy Clamp and Richard Hart.

The Fifths had David Makins, William Cheer, James Craven, Harry Foster, Michael Audus and Tom Emmerson playing.

The mini players started the Lincolnshire Winter Mini Leagues at the weekend.

It was the turn of those at the older end and Boston’s A and C green teams were in action.

James Gedney and Will Pettitt had a strong 2-1 win over Grantham, whilst Finley Mackey and Georgina Cameron had a great 3-0 victory against Horncastle 2.