What a glorious day (6th) for the 2nd Red and Orange events for the D&G Red2Yellow tour. There were 20 kids signed up with some playing in both events. So 15 entries in the red event and 11 in the orange took to the sun kissed courts in Dumfries aiming to do as well as they could as they chased for a medal and tried to gain points for the leaderboard title.
The Orange event consisted of 2 round robin groups with the top 2 in each going through to the semi finals with the rest of the players competing for a play-off position. After some excellent tight group matches the semi finals lined up with local boy Cameron Hunter (Dumfries), who was playing in his first orange event, taking on Angus Jones from Doncaster. However despite some good rallies and lots of running in the baking sunshine Angus kept control of the game and completed the win 10-6. In the other semi Carlisle’s Jake Irving who is currently top of the leaderboard took on Oliver Clark from Edinburgh to see who would face Angus in the final. Again another great semi which on this occasion went Oliver’s way as he edge out Jake 10-7. In the 3rd and 4th play-off Jake seem to run out of steam as Cameron kept on going to claim 3rd place with a 10-1 victory. In the final both boys again play some great tennis in the heat with Angus holding on for a 10-6 victory to claim the gold medal. This leaves Jake still sitting top of the leaderboard with Oliver closing the gap to just 6 points. The next scheduled Orange event is the 17th June.
|9s – Orange||15/4 Annan||6/5 Dumfries||17/6 Dumfries||Total|
In the red event we had 15 kids playing in 3 round robin groups and we welcomed back 3 girls from the 2018 red tour as Grace Palmer, Eilidh Topping and red tour winner Autumn took to the court against the boys with all 3 gaining good wins on the day. The quarter finals saw Jake beating fellow Carlisle player Rex Castillo 10-1, Thomas McCleary (Annan) bt Jack Wearing (Dumfries) 10-5, Cameron Hunter beat Brodie Little (Annan) 10-9 and Logan McCluskey (Dumfries) edged a tight one against Doncaster’s Finlay Jones 10-8. In the semi’s Jake beat Thomas 10-1 with Logan edging past club mate Cameron 10-5. Cameron completed his second 3rd place finish of the day as he edge out Thomas 10-5. In the final Logan started strongly and gained an early lead but Jake kept going and completed the win 10-5 to take the gold. This leaves Jake top of both leagues with Brodie 13 points behind. The next red event is at Annan Tennis Club on 27th May.
|8s – Reds||15/4 Annan||6/5 Dumfries||27/5 Annan||Total|