Dumfries Tennis Club enters 2 teams for the national leagues for the 5th year in a row.
Dumfries Men’s First Team started their first national club league round robin with a match against Dunblane last weekend. Dunblane fielded a strong side which thankfully did not include Andy Murray ! Dumfries fielded a team with a blend of youth and experience. At 1, Lister McKiddie guile was not enough to overcome a highly ranked junior. At 2 Alex Sherman pushed his quality opponent all the way losing narrowly in a match tie break 10-8. Richie Cunningham at 3 put up a fighting performance but went down 6-3, 6-2. Kyle Singh at 4 had a good win, 6-1, 6-2.
The second round involved two doubles ties. Richie and Kyle combined well to almost win the second set, losing 6-0, 6-4. Lister and Alex combined and pushed their strong opponents all the way with only one break serve in each set, going down 6-3, 6-4. The overall result was therefore a 5-1 defeat, however, Dumfries are hoping to bounce back quickly with a win against Falkirk this weekend.
Dumfries second team’s scheduled Division 4 match in Fife was rained off.
This week sees the first team travel to Falkirk whilst the seconds entertain Rubislaw 2nd from Aberdeen.
Fixtures and results can be viewed using the link below.