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.