Dumfries & Galloway Junior Championship Summary

The Dumfries & Galloway Junior Championships were played on Saturday 21st June with the sun beating down on the Nunholm courts.

Dumfries Tennis Club hosted this event with 33 entries from 5 D&G clubs taking part on the day with 32 great matches being played.

Eventual finalists/winners are as follows;

18U Boys Singles- Alex Shearman (Lochmaben) bt James Richardson (Dalbeattie) 6-0, 6-1.
18U Mixed Singles – Liam Taylor (Dalbeattie) bt Rhona Park (Lochmaben) 2-4, 4-2, 12-10.
16U Boys Singles – Ruairidh McRoberts (Dumfries) bt James Richardson 6-2, 3-6, 10-4.
16U Boys Consolation Singles – (To be completed)
14U Boys Singles – Mitchell Cowie (Dumfries) bt Oscar Alberigo (Dalbeattie) 7-5, 6-1
14U Boys Consolation Singles – (to be completed)
12U Boys Singles – Ewan McMillin (Moffat) bt Edward Hannay (CD) 4-0, 4-0.
10U Boys singles – Jed Simpson (Dumfries) bt Logan Cowan (Carlisle) 4-2, 5-3

Click here to view the completed draws.

Top 4 Confirmed

The D&G Men’s league now splits into 2 section after Moffat lose 0-4 to Dumfries A. The top four teams now play the remaining matches to see who becomes 2014 Champions. With 7 teams entering this year, the league was to big to complete 14 weeks of matches and still have daylight remaining for the final weeks of the Mixed leagues. Therefore the top four teams after the first round of matches would complete their reverse fixtures as would the bottom 3 teams. All teams would retain the current points but the bottom 3 teams could not go above the 4th placed team even if they managed more points after all matches were completed.

Dumfries A have a 100% record with 6 wins out of 6 with Stewartry second with 9 points, 3 behind Dumfries A and Dalbeattie and Dumfries B both have 7 points.

D & G Men’s Doubles League 2014

Stewartry Ladies clinch title

The Stewartry ladies went into their away match against the 2013 champions Dalbeattie knowing a win would give them the title. Dalbeattie started strong with Maureen and Liz taking the first match against Charlotte and Kirsten  6-3, 6-4 but Stewartry Ladies Eileen and Faith levelled the match with a good win 6-2, 6-0 against Pamela and Shona. With all to play for Stewartry ladies pushed on to win both the final matches 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-4. This results gives Stewartry the title which has been in Dalbeattie hands for at least the previous 4 years. Well done ladies.

Standings of Ladies League
Points Played Rubbers Sets Sets % Games
1 Stewartry CSC 9 5 15 5 32 12 72.7% 216 130
2 Dumfries 3 4 8 8 18 17 51.4% 153 137
3 Dalbeattie 2 3 4 8 8 16 33.3% 87 126
4 Beechgrove 0 2 1 7 2 15 11.8%

In the gents league Dalbeattie recorded back to back wins away to Kirkcudbright 4-0 and Dumfries C 3-1, these results guaranteed a top 4 finish before the season split. Elsewhere Moffat recorded a good away victory at Kirkcudbright taking the match 4-0 which still leaves them with a slim outside chance of a top four finish. Second place Stewartry entertained third place Dumfries B and gained a good victory winning 3-1.

D & G Men’s Doubles League 2014


Colin retains title and McKiddie’s triumph

This year’s D&G Senior confined tournament attracted a large field with 28 players competing over the 2 days. No ladies events went ahead due to lack of entries but 17 players started the gent’s singles event of the Saturday.

With the forecast of rain play got under way at 10.30 but unfortunately was suspended at 1.30pm but all the first round matches were completed with Ben Mckiddie edging past Malcolm McEwen 7-6, 2-6, 10-4, Dan McKiddie beating Chad Lawson 6-1, 7-5, Alex Shearman beating Mark Rogerson 6-1, 6-1, Paul Boardman beating Ben Keal 6-1, 6-0, current holder Colin Dunbar beating Lewis Gilmour 6-4, 6-0, Stephen White beating Kyle Singh 6-2, 6-0, Richie Cunningham beating Mitchell Cowie 6-3, 6-0 & Brian Litster beating Euan McGlynn 6-4, 6-1.

An early start was arranged for Sunday to push on with the singles before the doubles got under way. Brian, Colin, Paul and Dan all progressed into the semifinals before the doubles got under way. After the qualifying round were completed the quarter finals took place with defending champions Brian and Fraser brushing past Malcolm and Michael 6-1, 6-1, Graeme and Martin beat Colin and Ruairidh 7-5, 6-7, 10-7, Paul and Stephen beat Chad and Euan 6-3, 6-3 and Dan and Lister bet Ben and Richie 7-6, 6-3. Play then switched back to the singles and the 2001 champion Paul Boardman battle his way into the final with a tight win over Dan McKiddie 4-6, 6-4, 1-7 where he would play against defending champion Colin Dunbar who edge past Brian Litster 3-6, 6-3, 10-2. The doubles semis were just as tight as Dan and Lister eventually overcame Paul and Stephen 6-7, 6-3, 10-3 whilst Brian and Fraser were pushed all the way by Graeme and Martin 6-3, 6-2.

D&G Senior Confined Results 2014

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With the sun beating down on the courts all 3 finals were played at the same time, Dan and Lister’s game click into place as they put in a great performance to beat defending champions Brian and Fraser 6-2, 6-2, in the singles event both Colin and Paul used all their experience and energy to play out a good final before Colin took the honor’s to regain his title 6-3, 6-2. In the consolation doubles final the young pretenders battled it out in an entertain final, Lewis Gilmour and Alex Shearman beat Euan McGlynn and Chad Lawson 6-3, 6-2 to complete a weekend of play. Thanks goes to all who helped out on the day and to Molplant Construction for sponsoring the event and to Scott Beveridge Plumbing for sponsoring the match balls.

Bridge too far in the cup

Dalbeattie Tennis Club played their second round tie in the Scottish Cup on Saturday (31st). It was probably the strongest men’s team that will ever represent the club with 21 singles and 54 doubles titles between them as they took on Bridge of Allan, from Stirlingshire.

Nine rubbers had to be played and after the first three Dalbeattie were down 1-2 with only Stevie White and Paul Boardman registering a win. After the next round Dalbeattie found themselves 2-4 down with only Brian Litster and Fraser Patterson winning their match.

Bridge of Allan only had to win one more rubber to take the match and this they did by way of their No1 pair out-classing Dan Donley and Colin Kennedy. Brian and Fraser managed to win their final game but the result was 6-3 to Bridge of Allan.




D&G Senior Confined Championship

This weekend (7th & 8th June) sees Dumfries Tennis Club hosting the D&G Confined Senior Championships for the second year running.

This event is open to players who were born in, currently living in, or are part of a Club within Dumfries and Galloway. A strong field is expected with the gent’s singles and Ladies Doubles taking place on Saturday and the Gents Doubles and Ladies Singles on Sunday.

Unfortunately no ladies events were run last year both the gents singles champion Colin Dunbar and Doubles Champions Brian Litster and Fraser Paterson return to defend their trophies and already 23 players have signed up for the events. This event is growing year on year and the continued support from the sponsors MolPlant Construction and Scott Beveridge Plumbing is very much appreciated by Tennis Dumfries and Galloway.

Play is due to start at 10.30am on both days.

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