TENNIS: Grantham Mini Reds through to county final

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Grantham Tennis Club’s Mini Reds eight-and-under team defeated Deeping to reach the final which will decide who becomes Lincs county champions.

The team, comprising Luke and Jacob Cullen, Matthew Barry and Eve Kimberley, will now take on Eastgate in the final.

The 14-and-under boys’ AEGON team continued their campaign with a home win against Boston B. The team enjoyed a 12 rubbers to nil victory. Joe Patton, Tom White, Lewis Picker and Adam Tapson now find themselves third in the league.

Last Thursday, the men’s fifth team lost at Nettleham despite a good effort. Michael Cragg, Dom Newcombe, Simeon Cook, Harry Larkin, David Hall and Mike Roys completed the team line-up. On the same night, the mixed doubles second team enjoyed a win away at Eastgate 2nd. The team were Simon Cormer, Sophie Fletcher, Jonathan Cummins, Wendy Stewart, Mark Harris and Megan Jones.

The mixed doubles first team enjoyed their first victory of the season against Farnsfield. The team of Richard Cragg, Mell Milner, Lianne Tapson, James Drennan, Paul White and Sophie Fletcher triumphed 16½-1½ in sets.

The mixed doubles fourth team of Colin Walton, Katy Dines, David Todd, Lorraine Walton, Martin Garrett and Elaine Pulfree found their first match in Nottinghamshire Division Four tough and lost 15½-2½.