Dumfries Tennis club hosted the 3rd Dumfries Mini Open on Monday 6th May.
There were 33 kids taking part in the 4 events from all over the UK. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Prestwick, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Newcastle, Carlisle with 13 from Dumfries TC and 2 more local boys.
In the Reds mixed event there was a 1, 2 & 3 for Dumfries as Jack Wearing, Adam Hunter & Isaac Sharp claimed the top 3 places with Jack being undefeated in his 6 matches and 6 years old Adam Hunter only losing the 2 matches out of 6, both to Jack. Also a mention to Ruby Gordon who was playing in her first competition, no wins today but lots of good points to build on.
In the 10s event there were just the 2 local boys who were both stepping up from Orange court to play in the full court green ball event. Both boys played well against their older opponents with Brodie Little getting a couple of wins out of his 4 matches and Logan McCluskey played 3 without a win but just losing in the tie-break in one.
The final was played out with Doncaster’s Angus Jones against Newcastle’s Oliver Barlow. Neither boy had lost a game going into the final and it was Angus who started the stronger of the players and took an early lead but Oliver kept him game simple and eased his way back into the match before taking the match 5-3 to clinch the final. Innes Brockie came third by beating previous D&G Red2Yellow Tour winner Oliver Clark.
In the 2 Orange events Dumfries would take another 4 medals. In the boys event it was a 1, 2 & 3 again with Cameron Hunter, Grant Kerr and Ethan Leyman and in the Girls event Autumn Hodgins came 2nd behind Nikemi Olafare. Nikemi won all 5 of her matches with Autumn taking 3 out of 5.
Dumfries Mini Open Results
The D&G Doubles Leagues started in glorious sunshine with 4 of the away teams taking the points.
In the ladies leagues, Dalbeattie were the only team on the night to win at home as they negotiated a tricky start again Kirkcudbright before taking the match 4-0. Dumfries ladies had a similar result with a 4-0 win at Annan with thirteen years old Isla Grieve making her league debut.
In the gents league defending champions Dumfries A eased past newly promoted Annan Seaforth with a comfortable 4-0 win. Elsewhere both Stewartry clubs were leaving Dumfries with valuable wins as Dalbeattie beat Dumfries B 3-1 and Stewartry CSC recorded the same score against Dumfries C with 11 yrs old Fergus Reynolds-Lewis making his debut with a win in his first match before losing his 2nd quite comfortably.
The league results and fixtures can be found using the link below. (previous link is now inactive)
D&G Doubles League – Results and Fixtures
This week sees the start of the mens 2nd division matches as Dumfries D entertain Beechgrove with Kirkcudbright gents heading to Moffat to play Beechgrove B.
In the ladies leagues Beechgrove play Dumfries with Annan welcoming Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie host Stewartry CSC. In the gents league Dumfries C entertain Annan, Dumfries A play their first home match against Dumfries B and Stewartry CSC welcome Dalbeattie.
The start of the 2019 summer doubles leagues see division 2 men’s champions Annan Seaforth entertain division 1 champions Dumfries A. Whilst relegated Beechgrove travel to Dumfries D in their opening match.
In the ladies league defending champions Stewartry CSC entertain Beechgrove ladies as we start the 2019 season with the most team in a decade.
D&G Summer Leagues Fixtures 2019
The last event of the 2018/19 D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour was played in Spring like conditions at Dumfries Tennis Club.
We had 5 Dumfries players and Sam Donnelly from Dalbeattie TC taking part in the first outdoor Red ball event for 2019.
Both Dominik and Jack got to the last match without losing any matches although both were pushed all the way by Ethan Leyman 10-8 & 11-9, who was playing in his final Red ball match before moving up to orange on Monday. Adam Hunter got the better of both Sam and Caitlin Topping to secure 4th place with both Sam and Caitlin enjoying the first outing at the outdoor Red event.
This left the final match between Jack and Dominik to see who would secure the gold medal and the leaderboard trophy. The scores ebbed and flowed as the boys went toe to toe before Dominik consistent hitting put pressure on Jack who started to hit a few long which gave Dominik the victory by 10-7 and lift the gold medal. However it was Jack who secured the trophy for the leaderboard with a 7 point margin at the top. Again great to see the kids playing well and enjoying the tennis.
D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour – Red Leaderboard
Just as the parents thought it was time to relax, then comes along the Summer tour which kicks off on Saturday 6th April with a Red and Orange event on the outdoor courts at Dumfries. The closing date to enter is Monday 1st April at 10am.
Red2Yellow Tour Red & Orange event
The final round of the D&G Mini Red Tour was completed today with 5 boys and 5 girls playing in the event. We has 5 from Dumfries TC, Jack Wearing, Dominik Czopek, Adam Hunter, Lucy Scade, Caitlin Topping and Abigail Warren with Erin McKenna and Joseph Wylie from Annan TC, Erin Charnock from Chatsworth TC and Samuel Donnelly from Dalbeattie TC.
There were 2 boys and 3 girls still in with a chance of securing the leaderboard title but it was going to be tight.
D & G Mini Red Tour Leaderboard 2019
After a great number of round robin games it came down to 3 valuable matches. In the girls event Erin McKenna (Annan) last match against Caitlin Topping (Dumfries TC) proved to be decisive as Caitlin edge a tight match 10-8. This left the final girls match to decide who would take the gold and silver medal and confirm who would win the leaderboard event. The match started even as Erin Charnock (Chatsworth TC in Carlisle) who has won her previous 3 matches took on Lucy Scade (Dumfries TC) who had won 2 matches by 10-8 and lost 1 to Abigail Warren (Dumfries TC) 10-8. This went to the wire as both girls played some great tennis with the parents watching on. Erin had the first match point but Lucy held out and eventually went on to win 11-9 and with that results and the head to head win gave her the Gold medal and the Leaderboard title by a small margin of 20 points from Erin McKenna.
In the boys event the 2 favourites progressed to the last and final match with to set up then final shoot out to see who would be the 2019 leaderboard champions. Dominik Czopek (Dumfries TC) who recently won the Cumbrian Mini Red tour started the stronger against hitting partner Jack Wearing (Dumfries TC) and never looked back as his consistent play kept Jack chasing balls. Dominik went on to secure a 10-4 victory and with both the Gold medal and the 2019 Leaderboard giving Dumfries TC a double win in the boys and girls event.
D&G Mini Red Tour LH Results
Well done to all the kids with some very tight matches which on another day could have been so different.
Keep playing tennis.
Congratulation to Cumbria’s Archie Agnew who won the D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s event and overall leaderboard with a polished performance in todays event.
Archie won all four matches today as D&G’s finest try to chip away at him without any success. The other 4 boys played some good tennis in spells as they continued on their tennis journey. Fergus Reynolds-Lewis just edged into 2nd with 3 wins against Flynn Dalgliesh, Jacob Holden and Daniel McKenna who was competing in his first yellow ball event.
D&GRed2Yellow Winter Tour 12s Results
D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s Leaderboard
The rise of Annan Seaforth Tennis Club continues. After winning the 2nd division mens league in 2018 they back it up with a victory over 2018 winter league champions Dumfries.
With only the 2 teams entered it was a straight shoot out at Annan to see who would win the 6th Winter league title.
The singles matches were shared as Graeme Cross (Dumfries) edge past Colin Grieve (Annan) 6-1, 6-3 before Dave Mackie (Annan) levelled with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Martin Wilson (Dumfries).
The deciding doubles went to the wire, Annan took the first set 6-4 before Dumfries levelled the match by taking the 2nd 6-4. In the champs tie break Annan came out on top by taking the match 10-6 and securing back to back titles.
Congratulations to Annan on their success.