D&G Winter League 2017

Sunday saw the start of the 2017 D&G Winter League with Champions Dalbeattie heading through to Dumfries for their opening match. On paper Dalbeattie’s experience duo of Paul Boardman and Stevie White were strong favourites again the Dumfries pair of Kyle Singh and Michael Goldie and so it proved. Stevie played Kyle in the opening match and edged it 6-3, 6-4 and in the other match Paul proved to strong again a late rally from Michael to take the match 6-3, 7-5. In the doubles again the experienced Dalbeattie pair held off a spirited first set display from the Dumfries duo before an early break in the second sealed the victory 7-5, 6-3, taking the overall match 3-0 to Dalbeattie. In the other match Annan Seaforth who were making their debut in this event, travelled the long road through to Kirkcudbright. In the opening singles matches honours were event as Iain Cain edged past Mark Sindall 6-4, 6-4 and Annan drew level as Mike Buckmaster lost to Colin Grieve 2-6, 5-7. Kirkcudbright sealed the match with a 6-3, 6-3 win in the doubles. This leaves Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright joint top after the first match.

Next week sees Dumfries travelling through to Kirkcudbright whilst Annan entertain Dalbeattie.

 Standings                      Points   Played            Sets

1 Dalbeattie                       2              1              6 – 0

2 Kirkcudbright                  2              1              4 – 2

3 Annan Seaforth              0              1              2 – 4

4 Dumfries                          0              1              0 – 6