TENNIS: Grantham club players perform well in Cromer tournament

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Grantham Tennis Club sent a contingent of players to contest a week-long tournament on the lush, green courts at Cromer.

Andrew Isaac played well, getting to the 18-and-under boys’ singles quarter-finals, losing to the second seed in a closely fought contest, 6-4 7-6. Richard Cragg also lost in the quarter-finals, going down to the third seed 6-4 6-4.

Joe Patton won his first round match against a higher ranked player in the 12-and-under singles before losing to a seed in the second round.

The men’s first team got a much needed win at the weekend against St James, with a comfortable 8-1 scoreline. The Grantham comprised James Drennan, Josh King, Richard Smart, Jon Quinn, Simon Cormer and Jonathan Cummins.

The ladies’ first team made it four wins out of four for the season against Bourne. The team currently sit top of the Lincolnshire League with three matches left. The team who defeated Bourne 7-2 were Lianne Tapson, Mell Bloodworth, Jackie Wilson, Charlotte Palul, Veronica Stevens and Kathrin Garment.

The men’s third team travelled to Wollaton in Division Three of the Nottinghamshire League. The team of Nigel Birch, Toby King, Andrew Isaac, Colin Walton, Martin Garrett and Josh King lost a very tight match 10-8.

The King’s School inter-house competition was held last week and was won by Foxe house, with Curtis finishing as runners-up. The competition included some Grantham Tennis Club players and some that were non-players.

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