Both Dumfries teams suffered defeats in the opening weekend (14th Sept) of the Aegon National Tennis Leagues. In league 2 Dumfries A traveled to Perth to play the Tayside league champions but found them too hot as Kinnoull Tennis Club won all four singles matches and both doubles to take the match 12-0. In the 4th division Dumfries B took on the Central league champions Falkirk and again the visitors were far to good for Dumfries as they won the match 12-0. This week (21st) saw a change in fortunes as both Dumfries teams managed to win their matches against 2 teams from Livilands Tennis Club who are based in Stirling. Their 1st team traveled to Dumfries to play Dumfries A but unfortunately they only managed to travel with 3 players. Dan McKiddie and Alex Shearman won their singles matches with Lister McKiddie losing his but Lister and Dan secured the win with victory in the doubles, this gave Dumfries A the match 10-2. Dumfries B took the long trip to Stirling to play Livilands 2 for the 3rd time in 4 years but on this occasion they managed to secure a victory. Lewis Gilmour, Chad Lawson and Michael Goldie all secured wins in the singles and Lewis and Chad completed the victory in the doubles, this gave Dumfries an 8-2 victory which is Dumfries B’s first ever win in the national leagues.
Next week (28th) sees Dumfries A travel to Glasgow to play Glasgow Uni whilst Dumfries B entertain Kirkhill Tennis Club from Glasgow.