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.
Another large entry for Saturdays (23rd) 2nd last under 12s event for the Red2Yellow winter tour. We have originally 16 boys entered but this was reduced for a varity of reason down to 12 and they were joined by 7 girls.
The players had travelled from Glasgow, Edinburgh, The border, Ayrshire, Cumbria and Newcastle area as well as 3 local with Eve , Flynn and Fergus from Dumfries.
In the boys event well done to the favorite Archie Agnew who won all his matches as he beat fellow Cumbrian Ross Lear in the final. In the girls event well done to Julia Janowska (Edinburgh) who beat Kathleen Anderson (Borders). Jamie Parry (Cumbria) and Lucy Nisbitt (Prestwick) won their respective consolation events.
All 3 Dumfries kids struggled in the windy conditions although they had some promising play through-out the day.
Also, big thank you to Cath and Kate for keeping us all fed and watered.
Annan Tennis Club played host to the 2nd round of the 2019 D&G Mini Red Tour. This round was all D&G players with 8 boys and 7 girls all playing to secure those medals and add points to the leaderboard.
In the boys event we had 2 round robin groups and after these were completed we had the same 4 Dumfries boys in the semi final as we had in previously Dumfries event with Logan McCluskey, Dominik Czopek, Jack Wearing and Ethan Leyman. In the consolation event Adam Hunter (Dumfries) edged past Sam Donnelly (Dalbeattie) 10-6 with Isaac Sharp (Dumfries) beating Joseph George Wylie (Annan Seaforth TC) 10-4 in the 7th & 8th play-off match.
Both semi finals were tight affairs as the parents were treated to some brilliant tennis. Dominik edge the tightest of matches against Ethan 10-9. In the other semi favourite Logan McCluskey held his nerve to beat Jack 10-7 to set up a final against Dominik. Ethan produced a great come back to claim third place with a 10-9 win over Jack. In the final Dominik took the first point against the serve before Logan rattled off the next 3 points before Dominik levelled at 3-3. The points then ebbed and flowed before Dominik took a 6-5 lead, then Logan used all his experienced to shorten the points to win the next 5 points to claim his 2nd tour win. By winning this event Logan becomes the only boy in the 4 years of this event to win 2 events in the same year, the only other player to win 2 events was Euan Sharp who won his first in 2016 and his 2nd in 2017.
D&G Mini Red Tour Leaderboard 2019
D&G Mini Red Tour Results
In the girls event we had a round robin with all 7 girls playing against each other to see who could take the gold medal and potentially jump to the top of the leaderboard. The early rounds saw 3 girls winning back to back matches as Caitlin Topping, Lucy Scade (Both Dumfries) and Annan’s Erin McKenna all starting well. Lucy made it 4 from 4 as she ended Caitlin’s winning streak with a 10-8 victory and Erin match that score as she also beat Caitlin 10-8 to make it 5 out of 5. The other 4 Dumfries girls all managed at least a win with sisters Ailsa and Hannah Goldie getting a win each, Stella Hodgins secured 2 wins and Abigail Warren matched Caitlin with 3 wins. This left Lucy against Erin to see who would secure the gold medal. The girls went toe to toe in the early stages as the score reached 3-3 before Lucy stretched this score to 8-5 but Erin kept coming and started to eat into the lead point by point until she secured the win to claim a 10-8 victory and by doing so claim the event win and became the first Annan girl to win a D&G Mini Tour event.
This leaves Logan and Erin top of their leaderboards with the final event scheduled for March 24th at the Loreburn Hall in Dumfries.
The results and leader can be viewed using the links above.