The 2016 event is in full flow with the first 5 events completed. Entries this year were vastly reduced on what the championship had witnessed over the previous two years but the quality of tennis stayed the same.
The first winner of this years championship was Gregor Ritson from Penicuik who beat Euan Williamson from Glasgow 11-9 in the 8 & under mixed event. In the consolation final an all Dumfries and Galloway final saw Oliver McKnight from Beechgrove tennis club defeat Erin McCluskey from Dumfries tennis club 10-3.
In the 10 & under girls Aurora Medb Nevin from Dunblane bt Annique Varty from Melrose 4-1, 4-2. In the boys 10 & under Liam O’Brien from Johnstone bt Alexander English from Perth 4-2, 4-0.
In the boys 12 & under event Joel Gibson from Middlesbrough bt Jamie Croll from Edinburgh 6-2, 6-3 and Billy and Freddy Blaydes from Windermere bt Ross Morgan (Strathaven) and Ross Young (Glasgow) 4-1, 4-0.
The championship continues through the week with junior finals scheduled for Saturday and seniors on Sunday.
South of Scotland Tennis Championship 2016 results and draws