TENNIS: Grantham fourth string beat their fifths

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The outcome of Grantham Tennis Club’s fourth team mixed match against their own fifths mixed was a victory for the former by two games.

The score was 55 games to 53 games in a very close match. The mixed fourth team, captained by Lorraine Walton, consisted of Peter Elphick and Katy Dines, John Walker and Sue Rowland, and David Todd and Lorraine.

Captain John Petkovic’s fifth team comprised David Hall and Sue Taylor, Matt Street and Tracy Hobson, and John Legard and Elaine Maplethorpe.

It was a very entertaining match held in extremely blustery conditions.

With the teams battling hard, after the first two rounds the scores were tied and it all went down to the last round, which the fourth team managed to grasp in a nail-biting end.

l Last week’s club championships report was submitted with incorrect information.

The overall win in the Mini Oranges (age nine and under) competition went to Jack Street, not Jack Croft as was reported.