The start of the D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour had 8 boys and 4 girls competing in the Dumfries drizzle. With several of the kids starting out on their orange journey there were a lot of nerves with some of the players and parent.
After a nervous knock-up the players got started and soon got into the swing of it. The Summer tour winner Oliver Clark secured an early victory against Dumfries’s Logan McCluskey which set a trend as all of our regions kids, (Harry, Autumn, Cameron and Grant) had the same start with only Lewis Hutchings who edged a tight match against Grant Kerr 7-5, 5-7, 7-4 securing an opening round win.
In the girls group both Hanna and Luisa secured back to back wins against Autumn and Eliana to set up a final match. In the 3rd & fourth play-off Eliana edge a very tight match against Autumn with both girls playing some well controlled tennis before Eliana came out on top 8-6, 9-7. In the final Hanna started well taking the first set 7-4 before Luisa came back to take the 2nd 7-4 and with the memento Luisa continued on taking the 3rd 7-2 and claim the win.
In the boys 1st semi final Oliver lost a tight match going down 5-7, 7-4, 7-5 to Oscar Emery before Jake Irving eased past Logan 7-3, 7-2. Logan bounced back quickly to secure 3rd place against Oliver Clark 7-3, 8-6. In the final Jake completed another win as he beat Oscar 7-3, 7-4 and win the gold medal.