Dan Maskell Mixed Doubles

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Colin, Sophie, Robin Charlton, Keith, Maureen and Paul

Colin Dunbar of Lockerbie and Sophie Robinson of Dumfries took the Dan Maskell mixed doubles title recently.

The event, in it’s 23rd year, was played at Dalbeattie courts attracting players from all parts of the region.

In the early rounds Colin and Sophie only dropped two games on their way to the final. On the other side of the draw were former champions Paul Boardman and Maureen Johnstone from Dalbeattie who also had a relatively easy passage through the early rounds to reach the final.

With a packed veranda, the spectators were certainly entertained to some thrilling tennis throughout the day and even more during the final.

Both pairings were providing some edge of the seat rallies which didn’t reflect the score line. Despite lots of close games it was Colin and Sophie that proved to be the dominant ones in the big points and took the title for the first time 6-2, 6-3.

In the plate event for the first match losers, Dumfries duo of Michael Goldie and Fiona McCartney took this 10 games to 4 against Colin and Lyndsey Kennedy form Castle Douglas.

Robin Charlton, daughter of the late Dan Maskell presented the trophy to the winners. The trophy, the Slazenger Challenge doubles trophy, was donated by Robin 23 years ago and was won by Dan at Wimbledon back in 1946.