Dumfries Tennis Club hosted it’s 2nd Mini Tennis open on Friday the 1st June. There were 45 entries with kids from Edinburgh, Lincoln, Doncaster and Carlisle joining the local kids in 4 events.
There were 17 kids entered into the Red ball event which covers 8 years and under. After the 4 round robin groups were finished we had 5 Dumfries kids playing in the quarter finals. Logan McCluskey and Lewis Hutchings edged past fellow Dumfries duo Grant Kerr 10-6 & Cameron Hunter 10-9. In the all girls clash Hanna Augustynska (Edinburgh) bt D&G Red Tour champion Autumn Hodgins (Dumfries) 10-1. In the last quarter final Carlisle’s Jake Irving edge past Rex Castillo (Carlisle) 10-3. Logan bt Lewis 10-1 in the 1st semi with Jake bt Hanna 10-8 in the second. In the final Jake took the early advantage as he raced into a 6-0 lead before a brief fight back by Logan but Jake kept his nerve to win 10-4. In the consolation final Doncaster’s Finlay Jones edged a tight match against Annan’s Thomas McCleary 10-9.
In the orange events we had 16 in the mixed and 4 in the girls event. Ellie Wright (Annan) completed 3 wins to take the girls event with Autumn Hodgins taking 2nd. In the mixed event only 3 local kids made it into the quarter finals . In the first semi Harrison McElnea (Lincoln) bt Edinburgh’s Oliver Clark 10-4. In the 2nd semi and a repeat of the Red final, we had the same outcome as Jake from Carlisle bt Logan 10-5. In a tight final Jake completed his double as he won 10-7 against Harrison. In the Consolation final Moffat’s Harry Brown won a marathon against Lewis Hutchings (Dumfries) 14-12.
In the green event which is 10s and under, Annan’s Daniel McKenna bt Moffat’s Ben Rogerson 4-1, 4-0 in the final with Eve Crombie (Dumfries) taking 3rd place with a 4-2, 4-2 victory over hitting partner Erin McCluskey. In the consolation event Euan Sharp (Dumfries) edge past Devon Jones (Annan) 4-2, 4-1 before losing to Jacob Holden (Dumfries) 4-1, 2-4, 10-7 in the final.