Despite the poor weather the 2015 South of Scotland championship enters its 5th day with only 3 outstanding matches.
With the rain affecting all 5 days, matches have been played at both Beechgrove Tennis Club and Dumfries Tennis Club. Thursday see the start of the Open events and update results can be viewed using the link below.
South of Scotland 2015 Draws
Dalbeattie Tennis Club are hosting a mixed doubles (draw for partner) event on Sunday 9th August. All are welcome at this warm and friendly club, contact Keith to enter.
The historic South of Scotland Tennis Tournament got under way on Sunday 26th with overcast by dry conditions. The first 2 days saw 70 entries in the first 7 events with play commencing at 11am on the Sunday. The first champion of the 2015 event was Alistair McLeod from Ponteland Tennis Club, Newcastle Upon Tyne who defeated Harris Goss-Pastor from Western LTC in Glasgow 10-6 in the 8s
8s and Under Boys
and under Mixed event. In the 10s and under girls Jenna Conroy from Weirs Recreation LTC from Glasgow provided to strong for the field winning all her 4 matches to secure the title.
10s and Under Girls
With over 100 matches planned on the first 2 days the officials kept a close eye on the Moffat weather and unfortunately it took a turn for the worst. After 40 plus matches on the Beechgrove Blaes the rain set in after 3pm and quickly the courts became unplayed. The players then up sticks and moved the event to Dumfries for the remainder of Sunday’s play and subsequently Monday as well. Play continued through-out Monday in the damp conditions and possibly for the first time ever matches in the South of Scotland event were played under floodlights at Dumfries. In the late evening Ben Hudson from David Lloyd Tennis Club in Dundee defeated Kyle Hughes-McCabe from Leyland LTC from Lancashire 5-4, 4-1 to take the 10s and under boys title.
10s and Under Boys
In the girls 12s and under doubles Lucia Rizza and Maisie Wood edge past Gemma Filshill and Ama Nisbet 5-3, 4-0. All girls coming from the East of Scotland. Play continues at Moffat through-out the week with Junior finals planned for Saturday and senior finals on the Sunday.
The mixed leagues commence this week with the following;
Dalbeattie A v Stewartry CSC
Dumfries A v Beechgrove
Dumfries B v Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright B v Dalbeattie B
D & G Mixed Doubles League Fixtures 2015