The first indoor Red event of the 2019 winter season saw 10 Dumfries players, 2 from Annan, 1 each from Carlisle & Glasgow taking to the courts.
The 5 Dumfries girls completed a round robin with Stella Hodgins just edging past Caitlin Topping to take first prize with Ruby Gordon, Ailsa Goldie and in her first ever event Nevaeh Harris completing the places.
In the boys event we had 2 groups with Cumbria’s Daniel Sellers and Dumfries’s Adam Hunter progressing into the semi finals at the expense of Annan’s Fergus Smith and debutant Ben Gilmour-Graham from Dumfries. In group B it was a tighter groups with only game points separating the top 3 as Harry Taylor from Glasgow and Dumfries’s Nathan Zaoral just squeezing past Lewis Hannah from Annan. Sam Scade and another debutant and his hitting partner Jack Coupar making up the group.
Lewis and Fergus played out the consolation final as Lewis overcame his friend and hitting partner 10-6.
In the semi finals Nathan took on Daniel and Adam played Harry. Despite Nathan good play Daniel controlled the match to make the final with a 10-5 win. In the other semi Adam and Harry were nip and tuck up to 7-7 before Adam took the next 3 points to set up a rematch of last months outdoor final at Nunholm. Nathan took 3rd place 10-9 from Harry in a very good match before Adam and Daniel played out the final. Daniel won the last 2 matches against Adam but this time Adam was looking to reverse this and made good start as he raced into a 5-2 lead before taking the next 5 points to claim the win and the gold medal.
Great days play, with some excellent tennis from all the kids and a big WELL done to Nevaeh, Ben and Jack who all made the debuts today.
Results can be viewed using the link below once updated.
Well done to Dumfries on taking the rain effected 10s event as Cameron edged the match v Eilidh 4-1, which meant due to other teams not being available Dumfries won 5 out of 5 rubbers.
10s Eilidh, Cameron, Grant with Autumn & Logan missing.
In the 14s event we had 4 clubs represented by 3 Dumfries teams, 2 Moffat teams and 1 each from Annan and Stewartry CSC at Dumfries on the 16th Nov. We had 2 round robin groups of 4 and 3 teams.
D&G Junior Leagues 2019 – Results
Eve, Fergus, Jacob & Flynn
In group A Dumfries played 5 rubbers and won them all with Stewartry Duo Stewart & William edging past Lewis and Tessa from Moffat.
Group B was a slightly tougher group with Dumfries taking this with 6 rubbers for and 1 against. Beechgrove edge out the other Dumfries team into 2nd with Annan making up the fourth team.
The final match was a play-off between Dumfries Volleyers and Dumfries Smashers. Fergus Reynolds-Lewis edge a close match as he beat Flynn Dalgliesh 4-3, 4-1 before Jacob Holden clawed the match level with a 4-0, 4-1 win over Eve Crombie.
On the Sunday the 4 kids were back to complete the final. Fergus and Eve took a commanding lead to go 3-0 up before Jacob and Flynn levelled at 3-3 before Fergus and Eve took the tie-break. The 2nd set also ended up in a tie-break with Fergus and Eve racing into a 4-1 lead before Jacob and Flynn fought back to take it 7-4 and level the match. The championship tie-break ebbed and flowed as Jacob & Flynn took and early lead before Fergus & Eve fought back from 8-4 down to 8-7 but Jacob and Flynn took the final 2 points to clinch the title for Dumfries Tennis Club.
Dumfries and Moffat players – 14s & Under
Great to see 5 of our clubs taking part over 6 leagues with 4 clubs getting a title. We had 46 players competing over the 2 weekends with 3 venues being used. Well played to all players and thanks to the parents and clubs for supporting this event.
8s Under – Annan Seaforth, 9s Under – Stewartry CSC, 10s Under – Dumfries, 12s Under – Annan Seaforth, – 14s Under – Dumfries and 16s Under – Beechgrove.
Congratulation to Annan Seaforth TC for winning their 2nd D&G Junior League title of 2019 as the 8s and under team played 3 fixtures with the team having a 100% record.
Pictured below are Fergus Smith, Angus Mccleary (both Annan) Stella Hodgins and Sam Scade (Dumfries) and Lewis Hannah (Annan). Missing is Joe McLatchie.
Standings of 8U Mixed Singles – Group A
Points Played Rubbers
1 Annan Lobs 6 3 6 – 0
2 Annan Aces 5 4 5 – 3
3 Beechgrove Baseliners 2 3 2 – 4
3 Dumfries Smashers 2 3 2 – 4
5 Dumfries Drop Shotters 1 3 1 – 5
D&G Junior League 2019 – 8s and under results
Three venues, with 36 players representing 5 clubs at 5 age groups with the hope of completing all these matches on one Saturday afternoon. I was never going to be easy and the weather made sure of that.
Thanks should go to Annan Seaforth, Dalbeattie TC and Dumfries TC for offering their court time and facilities, thanks also to Colin and Tony for overseeing the events on the day and of course thanks to all the kids and parents for giving up their time, without them then this doesn’t happen.
Onto the tennis and congratulations go to all the winners of the completed leagues. 9s and under winners were Stewartry CSC with brother and sister duo of Eamon and Isla McFarlane winning 5 out of the 6 rubbers they played at Annan.
Played at Dalbeattie, the 12s and under went to Annan Seaforth with Flynn Dalgliesh and Danny McKenna also winning 5 out of their 6 rubbers to add this title to their previous 10s triumph from 2017.
16s and under went Moffat with Brandon Smith and Lewis Lindsay securing the title down at Dalbeattie.
Unfortunately the weather caused issues at Dumfries before either the 8s or 10s leagues could be completed with 2 Annan teams at the top of the 8s league and 2 Dumfries teams at the top of the 10s league. Hopefully these can be completed soon.
D&G Junior League Results
9& under league – Erin, Joseph, Eamon, Isla, Lucy & Jack
12 & under League – Fergus, Jacob, Danny, Flynn, Kyle & Daniel. 16s & under League – Adam, Lewis, Brandon, Tessa & Catie.
The 2019 Championship recent took place at the Beechgrove Tennis Club in Moffat in great conditions for tennis and we would like to thank Beechgrove Tennis Club for allowing us access to the courts for the 7 days, SSE Clyde (D&G) Community funding for supporting the event again this year along with Tennis Scotland and their Open Tour.
We had a another good entry of 261 with ages from 6yrs through to our vets and as usual play started bright and early with the 10s events, 12s and 8s. The first winner of the 2019 event was Kieran McGuire from Prestwick who edge a good final against Dumfries’s Jack Wearing 10-6. Dominik Czopek from Dumfries came third in another tight match against Natalia Augustynska 10-7. Natalia came first out of the girls with Maisie Murray 2nd and Stella Hodgins 3rd. Adam Hunter from Dumfries won the consolation with a 10-8 win over Dalbeatties Sam Donnelly. With Jack Docherty from Carlisle playing some good tennis in the event also. Sunshine all the way with some excellent Red ball tennis.
Monday proved a busy day also as we concluded the 10s events, the 9s and the 12s doubles. Cumbria’s Jake Irving edge a marathon match against Hamish Wyper 8-6, 6-8 & 8-6 to claim the 9s boys event with Dumfries’s Ethan Leyman edging another marathon against his Dumfries hitting partner Cameron Hunter 4-7, 7-4, 7-4. In the girls event Hanna Augustynska beat Becky MacLeod 7-1, 7-2 to claim that title with Dumfries’s Autumn Hodgins winning the consolation round robin event. Other winners on the day were Elisa Gibson who won the 10s girls, Angus Jones won the 10s boys, Freya Blundell won the 12s girls with Archie Agnew and Annan’s Danny McKenna taking the 12s boys doubles 6-3, 7-5 against Louis Kirkpatrick and Rowan Speed.
In the 12s boys event Archie Agnew came from a set down to edge the final in the champ tie-break against Jonathan Morgan 1-6, 6-4, 10-5 with Dumfries’s Fergus Reynolds Lewis taking the consolation prize against hitting partner Flynn Dalgliesh. The 14s boys went to Liam O’Brien, 16s boys to Ross Young and 18s boys Gregor Stott. The 14s girls winner was Teodora Prisadnikova and the 18s girls winner was Annemiek Sterk. The 16s Boys doubles winners Robert Cowley and Matthew Nice.
In the senior events Philip Blythe beat Gregor Stott 6-4, 6-1, open doubles went to Philip and Matthew Grieve 4-6, 6-2, 10-4 against Joshua Kean and Jamie Martin. Local favourite Sergio Meola claimed a double by winning the Men’s 8.1 to 10.2 events and the men’s handicap singles. Ellen Sloss won the Women’s 8.1 to 10.2 singles with Castle Douglas duo Liz Baines and Susan Nugent winning the 40+ doubles. In the 45+ Men’s events, local coach Colin Dunbar made an impressive debut buy beating 3 times champions Paul Boardman 6-0, 6-2 in the singles final and with doubles partner claimed the that title against Brian Litster and Fraser Patterson 3-6, 7-6(4) 10-0. With Diane Fung claiming the 40+ ladies singles to complete a great championship in a perfect week of weather.
The 2019 Border Cups were completed on the weekend of the 17th & 18th August. The singles was on Saturday and conditions proved very tricky with high winds affecting play. A smaller field than usual saw only 6 brave the winds to try and land their name on the trophy. In the 2 quarter final matches there was a routine win for Richie Cunningham over Michael Goldie 6-1-6-0 and defending champion Dan McKiddie negotiated a win over Kyle Singh 6-4, 6-3 to set up a semi-final against Paul Boardman. Dan took the first set 6-2 before Paul got going taking the 2nd set into a tie-break which Dan held on to take 7-6 (7-4) and clinch a final spot. In the other semi a returning Colin Dunbar was looking to get his name back on the trophy he last won in 2015 and he and Richie battled through the wind. Richie managed the conditions best in the first set taking it 7-6 before Colin levelled the match by taking the 2nd set 6-3. The tie-break 3rd set ebbed and flowed before Richie came out on top to take it 10-7 and set up a final with Dan.
The final proved to be a cagey affair with just the narrowest of margins seperating the players as Dan regained his title with a 7-5, 6-3 win.
The doubles on Sunday was again played in windy conditions with the threat of rain hanging over the 4 pairs. In the first semi defending champions Colin Dunbar and Johnny Short just kept Dumfries duo of Kyle Singh and Richie Cunningham at bay to record a 6-3, 6-4 win. Last years beaten finalist Dan & Lister McKiddie had to work very hard to edge past experanced Dalbeattie pair of Paul Boardman and Stevie White 7-5, 7-5. Paul and Stevie secure the 3rd spot by beating Kyle and Richie 6-3, 7-5. The final was evenly contested as it reached a tie-break which Colin and Johnny controlled to take the first set 7-6 (2). The 2nd set totally changed as the heavens open up and the rain lashed down and with that it washed away Lister and Dan’s chances and Colin and Johnny went on to take the 2nd set 6-0 and secure their 7th Borders win.
Border Cups Results 2019
Entries are now being taken for the 2019 Border Cups event which is hosted again this year by Dumfries Tennis Club.
This years event see a slight change in the line-up with both singles events taking place on the Saturday and both doubles on the Sunday.
The dates are Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August.
Use the link below to enter.
Border Cups entry link