Red2Yellow Tour 12s & 14s

The Scottish weather at it’s best with temperatures in the high teens if not creeping into the twenties on a glorious Saturday for the 12s & under boys event to then finish the weekends play on a drizzly Sunday with a breezy wind cutting through the courts of Dumfries.

R2Y 12 Boys

Saturday saw 6 local lads playing in the first 12s event of the Red2Yellow Tour. We had five from Dumfries and one from Annan Seaforth as the boys played under the baking sun. The first couple of rounds when the way of the experienced trio of Fergus Reynolds-Lewis, Jacob Holden (Both Dumfries) and Flynn Dalgliesh from Annan as they recorded 4-0 wins against the inexperienced opponents. Then as Jacob made it 3 wins with a tough match against Peter Whitelaw then came the match of the 2 favorites, early advantage went to Flynn as he broke Fergus’s serve. The next game proved crucial as both boys traded some good rallies before Fergus leveled at 1-1. With the court temperature rising both boys traded some lengthy rallies as Fergus started to gain the upper hand and completed the win 4-1. Peter managed 2 wins again Thomas Rideout and Finn Gordon before Thomas edged past Finn 4-3. Fergus completed the day undefeated with his 5th win before Flynn and Jacob played out a great match to see who finished 2nd and 3rd.  The player produce a great set of tennis which included a 24 shot rally which was amazing under the baking sun. Flynn came through to win the match 4-0 but both players walked away with big smiles after a very close match which the score didn’t do it justice.

Red2Yellow 14 boys & Girls results

Red2Yellow 12s boys results

The contrast on Sunday was amazing as the rain fell gentle onto the artificial grass courts. Three local Moffat girls played out a round robin group as Heather Keal managed 2 wins against her club mates with Catie Palmer edging out Tessa Wilson to take runners up spot. In the boys event Moffat’s Brandon Smith completed 2 wins in his group to set up a final against rising young star Archie Agnew from Carlisle. Eleven year old Archie started strongly against his older opponent and dominated throughout the match to take the gold medal with a 4-0, 4-1 victory. The 3rd and 4th play-off saw 2 Edinburgh boys play out a close match as Stephan Britton Hall bt David Fairley 4-2, 4-3. This left the battle of the brothers as 10 year old Fergus took on his older brother Finlay for the first time in a competitive match. Both boys had struggled in the round robin but Fergus who had enjoyed a good winter of tennis proved to have more appetite for the win as he took this battle this time to secure 5th place.

The next scheduled competition is a Red and Orange event at Dumfries on 6th May.

Red2Yellow Tour – Dumfries – Red & Orange event

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Red2Yellow Tour underway

This weekend saw the first 3 Red2Yellow Tour events take place.

Saturday 14th saw Dumfries hosting the green event with 3 local kids and one from Glasgow. The 3 locals kids had mixed results with some good performances through-out but Sandy Fraser from Glasgow managed to complete all four matches undefeated to take the first Gold medal of the tour. Danny McKenna (Annan) came second with Dumfries duo of Jacob Holden and Eve Crombie completing the placings.

The next 2 events were hosted by Annan Seaforth on Sunday 15th as the Red and Orange events kicked off. There were 7 entries in the Red event with 10 in the Orange event. In the Red event there was local success and Brodie Little (St Mungo’s) edge past Carlisle’s Jake Irving 10-7. In a local match Cameron Hunter (Dumfries) bt Logan McCluskey (Dumfries) 10-6 to take 3rd place. In the consolation final Dumfries Grant Kerr won a tight match against Annan’s Thomas McCleary 10-8.

In the Orange event there were 7 locals with 2 from Carlisle and one from Edinburgh taking part.

With a few Red players stepping up to the Orange event there were several tight matches in the early round robin groups before we got to the play-off.  The top prize was contested between the 2 Carlisle boys as Jake Irving managed to go one better in the orange event as he held off Declan Agnew 10-6. In the 3rd and 4th play-off the Red ball winner Brodie couldn’t grab his second medal as Edinburgh lad Oliver Clark, who is a previous South of Scotland winner, edged past him with a 10-5 victory. We would also like to acknowledge the 2 girls who were playing their first Orange ball events. Ellie Wright held her nerve to win a tight match against her Annan team-mate Mia Renwick 12-10, well done girls and to all the boys.

Dumfries will host the next 2 event on 22nd April with the 12s & 14s events and then on the 6th May they host the next Red and Orange event.

All tennis updates can be found on the district website, www.dumfriesandgallowaytennis.com

Green Results – Green Results

Red Results – Red Results

Orange Results –  Orange Results

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8s – Reds 15/4 Annan 6/5 Dumfries 27/5 Annan Total
Brodie Little 35 35
Jake Irving 25 25
Cameron Hunter 21 21
Logan McCluskey 17 17
Thomas McCleary 12 12
Dominik Czopek 12 12
Grant Kerr 12 12
9s – Orange 15/4 Annan 6/5 Dumfries Total
Jake Irving 35 35
Declan Agnew 25 25
Oliver Clark 21 21
Brodie Little 17 17
Oliver McKnight 12 12
Grant Kerr 12 12
Thomas McCleary 12 12
Logan McCluskey 12 12
Mia Renwick 9 9
Ellie Wright 9 9
10s – Green 14/4 Dumfries Total
Sandy Fraser 35 35
Daniel McKenna 25 25
Jacob Holden 21 21
Eve Crombie 17 17

 

 

 

D&G Doubles League Fixtures

The 2018 fixtures are out as the season fast approaches.

We have 2 new teams for 2018 with Annan Ladies joining the leagues and Dalbeattie entering a 2nd men’s team into the 2nd division. We also have new court surfaces at Dalbeattie and so to be at Moffat.

D&G Doubles Leagues Fixtures 2018

This year we have the 6 ladies teams, 6 men’s teams in Division 1 and 4 teams in division 2. So at the end 1 team goes down and one up from the men’s leagues.

Both ladies and men’s 1st divisions will play each other home and away, for the men’s division 2 league each team will play each other 3 times, so each team will have either 4 or 5 home games and the reverse for away games.

Lets hope for some good weather.

 

New D&G Winter League Champions

The final match of the 2018 D&G Winter League came down to the last rearranged match with Dumfries entertaining 4 times champions who were undefeated in all previous 15 matches. Both teams had won the previous 2 matches against Annan and Kirkcudbright with Dalbeattie completing all their matches away from home due to their courts being resurfaced.

Dalbeattie made their first change of the season with Darren Cassidy making his debut in the competition for the injured Paul Boardman with Graeme Cross coming in for Michael Goldie who partnered Martin Wilson in the previous days win against Annan.

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Both teams made their way onto the Dumfries Courts with a bitingly cold easterly wind cutting through the venue. The first 2 singles matches were evenly contested with Graeme (Dumfries) using his experience to edge out Darren in the first match as he completed the win 7-5, 6-0. The results was revered in the other match a Stevie White (Dalbeattie) kept one step ahead of Martin Wilson (Dumfries) to take the match 6-4, 6-3. The title came down to the last doubles match with the current South of Scotland over 45 champions against the new partnership of Stevie and Darren. The Dumfries duo kept their nerve to hold back a powerful Dalbeattie team as the wrapped up the match and secured the first Winter titles for the club, 6-2, 6-4.

D&G Winter League 2018 Results

Standings of D&G Winter League

Points Played Rubbers

Sets

1 Dumfries 3 3 7 2 14 5
2 Dalbeattie 2 3 6 3 12 6
3 Kirkcudbright 1 3 5 4 11 8
4 Annan Seaforth 0 3 0 9 0 18