Red2Yellow Winter Tour Orange

On a horrible windy day, 9 fantastic orange players went on court with big smiles and plenty of laughter as they completed 29 matches. The tennis was as good as the weather would allow and every player managed a win on the day. The 2 favourites, Oliver Clark (Edinburgh) and Logan McCluskey (Dumfries) eased their way through the 2 groups winning all their matches and were joined in the semi finals by Logan’s training partners Grant Kerr and Lewis Hutchings (both Dumfries).

Autumn, Rex, Charlotte, Oliver, Logan, Grant, Lewis & Toby (Thomas missing)

Red2Yellow Winter Tour Orange Results

In the first semi Logan won a very tight match against Lewis 10-8 as both boys struggled with the wind. In the second semi Oliver’s experience gave him the edge over Grant as he won the match 10-7 to set up another match against Logan.

In the 3rd and 4th play-off Grant came out on top as he edged it by beating Lewis 10-6. In the final Oliver got of to a good start which left Logan playing catch up and despite his best efforts he was unable to catch Oliver who claimed the win 10-7.

The other 5 players all enjoyed victories with Thomas McCleary (Annan), Autumn Hodgins (Dumfries), Toby Irving, Rex Castillo and Charlotte Hall (Carlisle) all playing some great tennis when the weather allowed and well done to Charlotte for edging the girls match as she edge past Autumn 10-8.

This leaves Oliver and Autumn top of each leaderboard. Orange Winter Leaderboard

Next Orange event is in February with the next tour events being Red and Green on the 3rd of November.

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Double Triumph for Dalbeattie

Dalbeattie completed a rare double at the weekend. After their B team won the division 2 league, the A team went into the match against Stewartry CSC knowing that at win or draw would be enough to secure their 15th straight title.

The first 2 rubbers went to championship tie-breaks with each team picking up a rubber each. Paul & Maureen got Dalbeattie of to a winning start with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 win against Colin and Susan with Stewartry bouncing straight back as they reversed the score as Bruce and Charlotte edge it with a 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 win against Stephen and Shona. Stewartry then seized the initiative as Colin and Charlotte then took the next rubber 6-3,6-2 against Paul and Shona, this left the final rubber to decide the fate of the title and again Stewartry gained the upper hand as Bruce and Susan grabbed the first set 7-5 before Stephen and Maureen pegged it back to take the 2nd 6-3 and with the momentum Dalbeattie secured the draw as they took the tie-break 10-1 and with that secure the title for the 15th straight year.

D&G Mixed Double League Results

Elsewhere the relegation battle between Kirkcudbright and Dumfries B didn’t happen as the hosts were unable to field a team and as such awarded Dumfries the points and there safety in the top league for another season.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s

After storm Ali it was a welcome relief to see some Dumfries sunshine as D&G finest 12s & under kids played some entertaining tennis.

The Dumfries quartet of Fergus, Eve, Jacob and newest member Flynn were joined by Ben from Moffat, Oran and Kealan from Edinburgh and James from Glasgow.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s Results

There were first round wins for James, Kealan, Ben and Fergus. Kealan then edged out James in the semi final 4-1, 4-3 with Fergus beating Ben 4-0, 4-0 although Ben played much better than the score line suggests. In the consolation semi Oran got the better of a nervous Eve with a 4-0, 4-0 win with Flynn edging a classic match against hitting partner Jacob 3-4(2), 4-1, 10-9. In the play-off Ben took advantage of James’s injury to claim third spot with a 4-0, 4-2 win. In the final Kealan controlled the match very well with some great court movement to put Fergus under constant pressure which Fergus couldn’t deal with as Kealan wrapping up the win 4-1, 4-0. In the consolation play-off Jacob bt Eve 4-0, 4-3(2) and Flynn held his nerve to claim the consolation win with a very tough win as he edged out Oran 3-4(3), 4-2, 10-6.

Red2Yellow 12s Leaderboard

 

The next 12s event is scheduled for 10th November.

Different division same result

We are used to seeing Dalbeattie’s name on top of the mixed doubles league but this year with one game to spare Dalbeattie B have wrapped up the 2nd division title for the first time since 1993.

Points
Played
Rubbers
Sets
Sets %
1
Dalbeattie B
9
5
16
4
33
8
80.50%
2
Kirkcudbright B
6
6
12
12
26
29
47.30%
3
Dumfries C
4
5
9
11
21
23
47.70%
4
Annan Seaforth
1
4
3
13
7
27
20.60%

With a record of 4 wins and 1 draw Dalbeattie B will be joining their A team in the top flight next year. Kirkcudbright B finished 2nd with Dumfries C currently sitting 3rd with a match left against Annan.

Mixed League 2 results

In League 1 defending champions Dalbeattie A just need to avoid defeat against Stewartry CSC to claim their 15th title in a row, however is Stewartry manage the win they would then need to complete their match against Dumfries A which currently sits at 1 rubber each and complete that with a win to take the title. At the bottom of the league Kirkcudbright A await the visit of Dumfries B knowing if they avoid defeat they will secure their stay in the top division unless Dumfries B can secure the relevant points over Dumfries A with one of their 2 outstanding fixtures.

Mixed League 1 Fixtures and Results

 

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour

Saturday 15th saw the Red and Green players take to the courts for their first winter tour event. We had 5 players in the Red event and 4 in the Green.

Despite a massive downpour and the good patience of the parent and players we managed to complete all the scheduled matches. In the Red ball event it was 5 yrs old Adam Hunter from Dumfries taking the gold medal as he completed the day with 3 wins out of 4. Rex Castillo from Carlisle came 2nd with 3 wins but lost the head to head with Adam with Jack Wearing (Dumfries) 3rd, Toby Irving (Carlisle) 4th and Dominik Czopek (Dumfries) coming 5th.

In the green ball event, a late call-off gave Orange Dumfries player Cameron Hunter a chance to sample tennis on the big court. The gold medal went to Penicuik’s Gregor Ritson who won 3 out of 3 very tight matches with Carlisle pair of William Tromans and Oliver Sewell’s coming 2nd and 3rd respectfully. Young Cameron didn’t managed any wins but certainly held his own in his first green ball event.

Red Ball Leaderboard

Green Ball Leaderboard

 

 

 

Winter Tour starts with rain but finishes in the sunshine

The start of the D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour had 8 boys and 4 girls competing in the Dumfries drizzle. With several of the kids starting out on their orange journey there were a lot of nerves with some of the players and parent.

After a nervous knock-up the players got started and soon got into the swing of it. The Summer tour winner Oliver Clark secured an early victory against Dumfries’s Logan McCluskey which set a trend as all of our regions kids, (Harry, Autumn, Cameron and Grant) had the same start with only Lewis Hutchings who edged a tight match against Grant Kerr 7-5, 5-7, 7-4 securing an opening round win.

 

In the girls group both Hanna and Luisa secured back to back wins against Autumn and Eliana to set up a final match. In the 3rd & fourth play-off Eliana edge a very tight match against Autumn with both girls playing some well controlled tennis before Eliana came out on top 8-6, 9-7. In the final Hanna started well taking the first set 7-4 before Luisa came back to take the 2nd 7-4 and with the memento Luisa continued on taking the 3rd 7-2 and claim the win.

In the boys 1st semi final Oliver lost a tight match going down 5-7, 7-4, 7-5 to Oscar Emery before Jake Irving eased past Logan 7-3, 7-2. Logan bounced back quickly to secure 3rd place against Oliver Clark 7-3, 8-6. In the final Jake completed another win as he beat Oscar 7-3, 7-4 and win the gold medal.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour Orange Results

 

 

Dumfries Tennis Club retain the Dumfries & Galloway Men’s League

Dumfries Men’s Tennis Team regain the Dumfries & Galloway League meaning they have now won the League 8 years in a row, which is a tremendous achievement. They were pushed very hard by Dalbeattie with only 2 points separating these old rivals.

The Team comprised (left to right) Richie Cunningham, Les Harkness, Chris Topping, Lister McKiddie, Graeme Cross and Lewis Gilmour.

Dumfries A