After storm Ali it was a welcome relief to see some Dumfries sunshine as D&G finest 12s & under kids played some entertaining tennis.
The Dumfries quartet of Fergus, Eve, Jacob and newest member Flynn were joined by Ben from Moffat, Oran and Kealan from Edinburgh and James from Glasgow.
There were first round wins for James, Kealan, Ben and Fergus. Kealan then edged out James in the semi final 4-1, 4-3 with Fergus beating Ben 4-0, 4-0 although Ben played much better than the score line suggests. In the consolation semi Oran got the better of a nervous Eve with a 4-0, 4-0 win with Flynn edging a classic match against hitting partner Jacob 3-4(2), 4-1, 10-9. In the play-off Ben took advantage of James’s injury to claim third spot with a 4-0, 4-2 win. In the final Kealan controlled the match very well with some great court movement to put Fergus under constant pressure which Fergus couldn’t deal with as Kealan wrapping up the win 4-1, 4-0. In the consolation play-off Jacob bt Eve 4-0, 4-3(2) and Flynn held his nerve to claim the consolation win with a very tough win as he edged out Oran 3-4(3), 4-2, 10-6.
The next 12s event is scheduled for 10th November.