Beesley is unbeaten as Lincs secure promotion

Boston Tennis Club members Henry Beesley, Emily Hawkesworth, Emma Mastin, Victoria Beardsley and Lucy Hull all represented Lincolnshire in the LTA’s 18 and under Aegon County Cup at the weekend.

The Aegon County Cup consists of two separate events, one for boys and one for girls, and is contested by a total of 44 counties from England, Scotland and Wales.

The competing counties are split into 11 round-robin groups of four, with the teams playing each other over the three-day weekend.

The boys competed in level three at Ilford with the girls in level five at Shrewsbury.

The boys won all three matches at the weekend will be promoted to Division Two after clinching the title.

The team came through some close matches to beat Nottinghamshire 5-4, Devon 7-2 and Cambridgeshire 5-4.

Beesley won two three-set matches on the first day and one on the final day, remaining unbeaten throughout the weekend in both the singles and the doubles.

The girls had some close matches but were unable to recover from a 5-4 defeat on the first day at the hands of Northamptonshire and went on to lose 8-1 to Cornwall and 5-2 to the West of Scotland.

This puts the team in group six next year but with every opportunity of regaining a place in group five.

The Lincolnshire Veterans League is nearing the end of the season and the Boston men’s team of Ray Frankish, Chris Cook, James Newton and Jeremy George-Jones finished the campaign with an 8-0 win over Grantham seconds.

The result saw them finish the season in second place, equal on points with Grimsby but short on rubbers won.

The men’s second team, who will play in Division Two next season lost to Eastgate in their final match.

The Boston team was Sev Smura, Richard Walker, Ladi Hruban and Geoff Presland.

Boston Ladies had a close match against Grimsby in Division One but lost 5-3. Boston, who still have two matches to play, fielded a team of Linda Barrow, Joan Beale, Rachel Atkinson and Mary Smura.