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

 

 

 

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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

 

D&G Mini Red Tour Final

The final event of the 2018 D&G Mini Red Tour promised to be a spectacular show with 5 boys and 2 girls vying for the 2 shields.

In the girls event both Lauren Gourley (Moffat) and Autumn Hodgins (Dumfries) won the first 5 matches each and competed in the final match of the day for the girls. The winner would take the winners medal and the shield. Both girls had played some create tennis to get to this stage and the final again produced some excellent rallies as the girls got underway. Autumn started strongly taking an early 2-0 lead which she extended to 6-1 before Lauren fought back to win the next 3 points to make it 6-4. A couple more were shared before Autumn then completed the win 10-6. On the day, places were the same as the leaderboard as Grace Palmer (Moffat) came third, Eilidh Topping (Dumfries) came fourth with Kathryn Wilson (Beechgrove) coming fifth. This year we had 10 girls competing over the 3 events which is the best ever. Well played all the girls.

In the boys event there was great excitement as play got underway. After some great play in the round robins the first quarter final got underway as Brodie Little (Annan) edge a tight match 10-8 against Grant Kerr (Dumfries). The second quarter saw a repeat of the Annan final but this time the results was reversed as Lewis Hutchings (Dumfries) won the shoot-out 10-9 to beat Harry Brown (Moffat). That result had Harry looking over his shoulder as he was at that stage top of the leaderboard with the pack chasing him with more points to play for. Harry could only watch on. The 3rd quarter had Oliver McKnight (Moffat) against Logan McCluskey (Dumfries), the match went to the wire as Logan let a lead slip and Oliver took advantage to build up the points before winning 10-8. In the 4th quarter final Cameron Hunter (Dumfries) bt James Wilson (Moffat) 10-0 to complete the semi final line up. In the Consolation final Jack Wearing went one better than in Annan as he edge past Oliver Mattinson (Langholm) 10-8 to win the Consolation medal. The first semi saw Brodie Little win against Lewis 10-2 before Cameron Hunter beat Oliver McKnight 10-6. Oliver claimed third place as he beat Lewis 10-4 which ruled out Lewis’s chances of wining the shield. This left a shoot out between Brodie and Cameron with the winner being crowned overall leaderboard champion. Cameron started strong winning the first 2 points before Brodie levelled at 3-3. Cameron took the next point before Brodie won the next 5 to make it 8-4 then Cameron drew level to make it 8-8 only for Brodie to win the next 2 to take the title and the shield.

A great trio of events which were sponsored this year by Horizon Windows Dumfries. We had 23 local D&G boys competing this year with 5 Cumbrian boys taking part over the 3 events with a total of 223 matches over the 3 events.

D&G Mini Red Tour Leaderboard 2018

D&G Mini Red Tour Results – Moffat

 

Upcoming Junior Competitions

There is a tournament running over Easter in Carlisle.
There are boys and Girls events with under 8s and 10s scheduled for Easter Monday 2nd and under 9s set for Tuesday 3rd.
Then the Red2Yellow Tour starts with a green event in Dumfries on 14th and then a Red and Orange event in Annan on the 15th April, all outdoors.
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All these events can be entered online, or for the D&G ones you can drop an email to Michael at Dumfriestennisclub@gmail.com and for the Carlisle one contact Tracey, details on link page.
We also have a 12 and 14 yrs old event coming later in the month, see poster for details.

St Patrick’s Fun Tennis

Anna Seaforth Tennis Club are hosting a fun mixed doubles event to celebrate St Patrick’s day.

Please contact Annan Tennis club or just turn up on the day. Details on the poster.

Contact Donna-07983111583
or Mary- 07974287257 to enter.

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D&G Winter League

The defending champions start the 5th Winter league with a win as they look to make it 5 titles out of 5 years.

D&G Winter League Fixtures & Results 2018

Annan Seaforth were the opponents this week as both fixtures from last week were snowed off. The first match saw the tightest of matches as Paul Boardman edged past Mark Sindall (Annan) with a 6-4, 7-6 victory. In the second match Stevie Whites showed all his experience as he eased past Gareth Jones (Annan) 6-, 6-1 before the Dalbeattie duo wrapped up the match with a 6-1, 6-0 doubles win.

In the other match Dumfries travelled through to Kirkcudbright hoping to reverse last years 2-1 loss. In the singles we had a match victory for each team as Ian Cain overcame Martin Wilson (Dumfries) by 6-2, 6-3 whilst Graeme Cross (Dumfries) leveled the match by beating Mike Buckmaster 6-2, 6-2. The deciding rubber started well for the Kirkcudbright duo as they took the first set 6-3 before Dumfries leveled by taking the 2nd by the same score. Down to the tie-break which Dumfries edged with a 10-7 narrowest of wins to claim the match 2-1 and put them 2nd in the league behind Dalbeattie.

Next week sees Dumfries host Annan whilst Dalbeattie head down to Kirkcudbright.