After a 2 week break due to the rain, Dalbeattie tennis club secure their 4th Winter league title as they completed their campaign. On Saturday 25th they travelled through to face the league new boys Annan Seaforth. Despite putting up a good show experience duo of Paul Boardman and Stephen White held off the battling pair of David Mackie and Mark Sindall.
Paul edged a tight match against David, taking the match on the tie-break 3-6, 6-2 & 10-7. In the second match Stephen edge his match against Mark by taking the 2 sets 7-5, 6-4. In the doubles the Dalbeattie duo claimed the whitewash as they completed the match with a 6-2, 6-4 win.
On the Sunday Dumfries travelled through to Annan to play their 2nd match and Annan’s last of the campaign. In the first match David Mackie lost to Martin Wilson 2-6, 3-6 whilst in the second match Colin Grieve and Lewis Gilmour completed a marathon match as Lewis edge it on the tie-break, 6-2, 2-6, 9-11. In the doubles Dumfries completed the win with a 6-3, 7-5 which took them to second in the league with a slim hope of catching Dalbeattie.
On Monday 27th Dalbeattie re-arranged their home match as their courts were unplayable and headed down to Kirkcudbright. The home team were confident after defeating Annan in their first match but the 3 times champions were in no mood to relinquish their title. In the opening match Paul edged past Ian Cain 6-3, 7-5. Then in the second match Stephen secured the championship with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over William McFadden. Dalbeattie completed the victory with a comfortable win in the doubles by winning this 7-6, 6-0.
Teams Points Played Rubbers
1 – Dalbeattie 6 3 9 – 0
2 – Dumfries 2 2 3 – 3
3 – Kirkcudbright 2 2 2 – 4
4 – Annan 0 3 1 – 8