The Border Cups Tennis Tournament was completed over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th August with 21 players competing over the 2 days. The event was again supported by Soltyre Ltd from Heathhall with DS Roofing Ltd sponsoring the match balls. Both days were bathed in sunshine with the singles title being retained by Colin Dunbar as he edge out 15 years old Niklas Stingl from Kelso in the Borders, 6-2, 7-5. In the consolation final Steven White came back from a set down (4-6, 6-1) to secure the win against Kyle Singh by taking the championship tie-break 11-9.
Colin was back in action on the Sunday defending his doubles title with Johnny Short from the Borders against local boys Dan and Lister Mckiddie. Colin and Johnny raced into an early lead taking the first set 6-1 before Dan and Lister broke early in the 2nd to lead 5-4 but the experienced pair rattled off the next 3 games to take the title 7-5 in the second set.
The mixed A league goes down to the final week of matches. Simply, if Dalbeattie don’t lose at home against their nearest challengers Stewartry CSC then they win the league. Stewartry need to win 4-0 to win the league but if they fail to win and Dumfries win against bottom team Kirkcudbright then Stewartry could finish 3rd. Last weeks results saw Dalbeattie edge a 3-1 at Castle Douglas and Dumfries beat Kirkcudbright 4-0.
In the B league Dumfries B went from top of the league to 4th after a 4-0 loss to Beechgrove, with Dalbeattie recording 2 wins again Stranraer 3-1 and Kirkcudbright 4-0 to send them top of the league with 3 matches to play. Elsewhere Stranraer recorded a 4-0 win at Kirkcudbright to keep their title chances alive. This week sees Dumfries entertain Kirkcudbright B whilst Dalbeattie play back to back matches away to Stranraer and Beechgrove
This weekend (23rd & 24th) sees Dumfries Tennis Club hosting the Border Cups Tournament for the 3rd year in a row. With another strong field it should be a good weekend of tennis in Dumfries and Galloway.
Updates will be published as and when, see the links below.
Singles Draw and results as and when they are played
Doubles draw TBC
Dumfries Tennis Club has entered 2 teams into the National tennis leagues for the fourth year in a row. Both teams have slightly different targets with the A team challenging at the top of the County Tier and the B team hoping to avoid being bottom for the fourth year. The competition is played over the weekends in September and October with a match format of 4 singles matches followed by 2 doubles matches with tie-break matches to settle the results should the result be 3 matches each.
This year see Dumfries A up against Livilands 1 from Strinling, Waverley 1 from Edinburgh, Dunfermline 1, University of Glasgow and Kinnoull 1 from Perth. They will play home fixtures against Livilands & Waverley and are away for the other 3 matches.
Dumfries 2 are at Home to Falkirk 1 and Kirkhill1 from Glasgow with away matches against Livilands 2 from Stirling and Aberdour 1 from Fife.
Both team can be followed via the link below.
Aegon Division 2
Aegon Division 4
Dumfries B earned a good draw at Stranraer to keep their unbeaten record in tact and stay top of the B league. With 2 wins and 2 draws they sit top of the league with 6 points but face a tricky tie away to Moffat this Wednesday (20th) who sit 1 point behind.
With only four fixtures remaining in the A league Dumfries A climbed back into the title race with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Dalbeattie A. In the other match Stewartry CSC beat Kirkcudbright A 4-0. This weeks fixtures sees Dumfries A entertain Kirkcudbright A and Stewartry at home to Dalbeattie A.