Dumfries A kept their titles hope on track with a battling draw away at Dalbeattie 2-2, meanwhile in Dumfries Stewartry CSC title chances were all but ended as the lost 3-1 to Dumfries B. On the courts next to them Dumfries C completed the double over Kirkcudbright with a 4-0 victory.
With 2 weeks remaining Dumfries A sit top of the league after 5 wins and 2 draws with Dalbeattie sitting second.
1 Dumfries A – 12 points
2 Dalbeattie – 11
3 Dumfries B – 9
4 Stewartry CSC – 8
5 Dumfries C – 5
6 Beechgrove – 3
7 Kirkcudbright – 0
In the second division Dumfries D secured a opening victory 3-1 against Anna Seaforth.
In the ladies leagues Stewartry CSC ladies cemented their place at the top with a 4-0 victory against Dumfries. Elsewhere Kirkcudbright travelled through to Moffat and completed a 4-0 victory against Beechgrove ladies. This leaves Stewartry CSC 3 points clear of Dalbeattie and Dumfries with 3 matches remaining.
D&G Summer Leagues results and fixtures
Sunday 11th saw 3 more matches completed in the D&G Junior leagues. Due to the bad weather elsewhere there were 3 matches played in Dumfries. In the 10s & under boys leagues Flynn, Ben and Fergus kept up there unbeaten singles run. In the first match Annan Seaforth completed the double over Dumfries with a 2-1 victory. Likewise with Beechgrove against Dumfries B, they also completed the double with a 2-1 victory in Dumfries as the Moffat courts were flooded from the rain the night before. This leaves both Beechgrove and Annan joint top on 4 points with Beechgrove having the better rubbers score.
In the 12s & under boys first match Beechgrove had a straight forward victory over the inexperienced Dumfries duo as they completed the match winning 3-0.
D&G Junior Leagues results & fixtures
Dan Maskell Tournament
For the Slazenger Wimbledon Cup
Sunday 25th June 2017
Entries now being invited from all players born, resident or playing in the Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.
Knockout best of 3 sets with plate event for unlucky first round losers.
Enter with partner – Mixed Doubles
1pm Start at Dalbeattie Tennis Club
£5 per player entry fee
Free catering provided
A great fun tournament that attracts players of all standards from around the region.
If you have never entered before this must be the year to give it a try!
Entries to Keith Thom Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Entries Friday 23rd June 6pm
If you need a partner just call and we will do our best to find one.
Dumfries Tennis Club played host to the 1st Dumfries Mini Tennis Open on Friday 2nd June. With all kids in the region on holiday and the weather again being extremely sunny, there were 31 kids playing in 3 events, Red ball (8s and under), Orange ball (9s and under) and Green ball (10s and under). There were 5 kids from Cumbria, 1 from London, 3 from Lochmaben Tennis Club, 4 from Annan Seaforth, 1 from Langholm, 6 from Beechgrove Tennis Club Moffat and 11 from the host club Dumfries. In the red ball event the final was won by Oliver McKnight (Moffat) who edged past Blake Edwards from London 10-6 in an excellent final, in the consolation final James Wilson (Moffat) won 10-7 against Jack Patterson (Lochmaben). In a high standard Orange event Annan’s Daniel McKenna took the title as he controlled the final from start to finish by beating Cumbria’s Oscar Pickering 10-3. In the consolation final Eve Crombie (Dumfries) edged past Langholm’s Ethan Dunmore 10-4. In the green ball event Cumbrian Archie Agnew outclassed the whole field by winning all his 4 matches without dropping a game. Fergus Reynolds-Lewis (Dumfries) came second followed by Rose Brown (Moffat), Flynn Dalgliesh (Annan) and Will Ferguson (Dumfries).
Dumfries Mini Tennis Open results
On a glorious sunny weekend for tennis, Dumfries Tennis Club hosted the D&G Senior Confined Championship. This year saw 14 players enter the singles and 7 pairs in the Doubles, all hoping to take home the trophies.
Lister & Dan McKiddie
The early rounds in the singles on Saturday went as ratings suggested as the four seeds made it through to the semi finals. In the first semi final defending champion and former Dumfries Tennis club coach Colin Dunbar edge a long encounter with current Dumfries Tennis club coach Richie Cunningham. Although records will show a 6-2, 6-2 loss for Richie, the match was closer than this but Colin’s experience, patience and court coverage was enough to hold Richie off. In the second semi final Dan McKiddie took on the current South of Scotland over 45 singles champion Paul Boardman. Again, in another tight match Paul using all his experience to keep in touch with Dan’s raw aggressive power and powerful top spin shots but in the end Dan proved to powerful as he came out on top by taking the match 6-4, 6-3. The Sunday final on paper looked tight and so it proved. Dan raced out the block to take the first set 6-4 and got an early break in the second before Colin started to find his range as he levelled the match by taking the second set 6-3. The championship tie-break started with Dan starting well but Colin’s experience started to pay dividends as he started to win the big points before eventually winning the match by taking the tie-break 10-6 to get his hands on the title once again. In the consolation final Ruairidh McRoberts edged a long tense match against Steven McCracken as both players struggled to contend with the windy condition before Ruairidh took the match 6-1, 6-3.
Again the sun was shining as the doubles got under way on Sunday with an early shock as Martin Wilson and Kyle Singh fought back after losing the first set 6-1 to singles champion Colin Dunbar and his consolation winning partner Ruairidh McRoberts to level the match by taking the 2nd set 6-4 and went on to edge the championship tie-break 10-5 to book a place in the semi final. In the first semi experienced Dalbeattie duo pushed the 2014 father and son pair of Lister and Dan McKiddie all the way after losing the first set 6-2 before taking the second on a match tie-break before running out of steam as Lister and Dan completed the win by taking the championship tie-break 10-4. In the second semi Martin and Kyle couldn’t repeat their success as 2013 champions and former Dalbeattie Stalwarts Fraser Paterson and Brain Litster powered past them 6-1, 6-2. This left a final with Dan McKiddie and Brain Litster both chasing their third win having both won the event previously with different partners and Brian was the defending champion having won last year with Richie Cunningham.
In the final Dan and Lister took an early advantage as they took the first set 6-2. In the second set it was more nip n tuc as it went all the way to 5-5 before Dan and Lister took the final 2 games to secure the title. In the consolation doubles final Chris Topping and Michael Goldie held of a comeback from the singles champions Colin and Ruairidh as the took the match 6-3, 4-6 and 10-8.
D&G Senior Championship results