D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s

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.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour 12s Results

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 get a hold off with 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 tie win as he edged out Oran 3-4(3), 4-2, 10-6.

Red2Yellow 12s Leaderboard

 

The next 12s event is scheduled for 10th November.

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Different division same result

We are used to seeing Dalbeattie’s name on top of the mixed doubles league but this year with one game to spare Dalbeattie B have wrapped up the 2nd division title for the first time since 1993.

Points
Played
Rubbers
Sets
Sets %
1
Dalbeattie B
9
5
16
4
33
8
80.50%
2
Kirkcudbright B
6
6
12
12
26
29
47.30%
3
Dumfries C
4
5
9
11
21
23
47.70%
4
Annan Seaforth
1
4
3
13
7
27
20.60%

With a record of 4 wins and 1 draw Dalbeattie B will be joining their A team in the top flight next year. Kirkcudbright B finished 2nd with Dumfries C currently sitting 3rd with a match left against Annan.

Mixed League 2 results

In League 1 defending champions Dalbeattie A just need to avoid defeat against Stewartry CSC to claim their 15th title in a row, however is Stewartry manage the win they would then need to complete their match against Dumfries A which currently sits at 1 rubber each and complete that with a win to take the title. At the bottom of the league Kirkcudbright A await the visit of Dumfries B knowing if they avoid defeat they will secure their stay in the top division unless Dumfries B can secure the relevant points over Dumfries A with one of their 2 outstanding fixtures.

Mixed League 1 Fixtures and Results

 

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour

Saturday 15th saw the Red and Green players take to the courts for their first winter tour event. We had 5 players in the Red event and 4 in the Green.

Despite a massive downpour and the good patience of the parent and players we managed to complete all the scheduled matches. In the Red ball event it was 5 yrs old Adam Hunter from Dumfries taking the gold medal as he completed the day with 3 wins out of 4. Rex Castillo from Carlisle came 2nd with 3 wins but lost the head to head with Adam with Jack Wearing (Dumfries) 3rd, Toby Irving (Carlisle) 4th and Dominik Czopek (Dumfries) coming 5th.

In the green ball event, a late call-off gave Orange Dumfries player Cameron Hunter a chance to sample tennis on the big court. The gold medal went to Penicuik’s Gregor Ritson who won 3 out of 3 very tight matches with Carlisle pair of William Tromans and Oliver Sewell’s coming 2nd and 3rd respectfully. Young Cameron didn’t managed any wins but certainly held his own in his first green ball event.

Red Ball Leaderboard

Green Ball Leaderboard

 

 

 

Winter Tour starts with rain but finishes in the sunshine

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.

D&G Red2Yellow Winter Tour Orange Results

 

 

Dumfries Tennis Club retain the Dumfries & Galloway Men’s League

Dumfries Men’s Tennis Team regain the Dumfries & Galloway League meaning they have now won the League 8 years in a row, which is a tremendous achievement. They were pushed very hard by Dalbeattie with only 2 points separating these old rivals.

The Team comprised (left to right) Richie Cunningham, Les Harkness, Chris Topping, Lister McKiddie, Graeme Cross and Lewis Gilmour.

Dumfries A

 

Border Cups 2018

Despite the early morning drizzle the Border Cups tournament went ahead on the weekend of the 18th & 19th August. 10 players made up the singles draw with Jason Grindall (Dumfries) and Sergio Meola (Moffat) winning first round matches again Ewan McMillin and Michael Goldie to advance into the quarter finals. The first quarter final saw Paul Boardman (Dalbeattie) bt Jason 6-0, 6-1 in the first match, followed by wins for Iain Cain (Kirkcudbright) against Brain Litster (Penrith) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8, Stevie White (Dalbeattie) who beat Mike McMillin (Moffat) 6-1, 6-1 and Dan McKiddie (Edinburgh) edging past Sergio 6-4, 6-2.

The semi-finals started late afternoon with Dan McKiddie proving too strong for Iain Cain with a 6-2, 6-1 win before Stevie and Paul played out the longest match of the day, Paul took the first set 7-5 before Stevie leaved the match taking the 2nd set 3-6, then after 1 hour and 52 minutes of play Paul wrapped up the match with a 12-10 victory in the tie-break. In the consolation final Mike McMillin edge a tough battle against Brain 6-7, 6-4, 10-6.

Sundays play saw the singles final kick off first with No 1 seed Paul taking on his younger opponent and No 3 seed Dan. The first 2 sets were shared 6-3, 3-6 before Dan sealed the match to win his first Border Cups singles by taking the tie-break 10-5. In the doubles event there were 6 pairs with 2 groups of 3 playing out on the day. Michael and Martin Wilson lost their first match 6-4, 7-5 to Mike and Sergio before being swept aside by Father and son duo of Lister and Dan McKiddie 6-1, 6-1. The McKiddie’s eased into the final as Sergio had to retire injured with the match score at 6-3, 2-0.

In the second group defending champions Colin Dunbar (Lockerbie) and Johnny Short (Borders) negotiated a tricky start to beat Brian and Dan Donley (Dalbeattie) 6-3, 6-4. Then Paul and Stevie bt Brian and Dan Donley 6-4, 6-4 to set up a final nervous match in the last round robin stages. However Colin and Johnny showed why they have won the title for the last 5 years with a 6-3, 6-0 victory. With the top 2 seeds in the final it promised to be a classic and it didn’t disappoint. Colin and Johnny got swinging early on to take the first set 6-2 before the McKiddie’s came powering back as Dan started to power his forehand through the court and take the 2nd 3-6. With the McKiddie’s on the ascendancy it looked like they were favourites to go on and win the final.  They quickly broke the holders to take a 4-0 lead before Johnny and Colin rallied to level it at 4-4, this then spurred the McKiddie’s on as they won point after point to race into a 9-4 and create 5 match points. However the champs still had hopes of getting their hands on the trophy for the 6th year and started to build the points as they chipped away to bring it back to 8-9. The McKiddie’s then served again for the match but match point saved to make it 9-9. Serve was held again to produce a 6th match point but again this was saved before a 7th match point came and went as Johnny and Colin won back to back points to create there 1st match point but this was saved by the McKiddie’s before the holders held serve to create their 2nd and final match point and then break the McKiddie serve to retain the trophy. A tense tie-break which looked to be over early doors but experience and nerve kept the holder going to the end.

Border Cups 2018 Results

 

D&G Red2Yellow Tour

The last 4 events for the 2018 summer Red2Yellow tour will be completed over the next 2 Saturdays.

On the 18th August, Beechgrove Tennis Club in Moffat will be hosting a Red and Orange events. This will be the last Orange event of the tour with Jake Irving sitting top with 87 points with Oliver Clark second on 71. Only a win for Oliver can stop Jake winning the Leaderboard. Orange Leaderboard

Then on the 25th Dumfries Tennis club host the last Red and Green events of the tour. With the Red event at Moffat then Dumfries there are still 9 players who could win this Leaderboard but this will become clearer after the Moffat event. Red Leaderboard

In the Green event there are still 6 players in contention for this leaderboard, so still plenty of tennis to play for. Green Leaderboard

There is still time to enter either event, just hit the link below.

D&G Red2Yellow Tour – Red & Orange at Moffat

D&G Red2Yellow Tour – Red & Green at Dumfries

Some stats;
Reds – 26 players competed over 4 events to date (20 from D&G)
Orange – 15 players competed over 3 events to date (9 from D&G)
Green – 11 players competed over 3 events to date (9 from D&G)
12s – 8 Players competed over 2 events to date (7 from D&G)
14s – 9 players played in the 1 event we ran (6 from D&G)