TENNIS: Grantham mixed team battle out narrow victory

Grantham Tennis Club ladies' third team, from left - Ella Tapson, Liz Stokes, Angela Anderson, Katy Dines, Jo Carstairs and Sue Cox.
Grantham Tennis Club ladies' third team, from left - Ella Tapson, Liz Stokes, Angela Anderson, Katy Dines, Jo Carstairs and Sue Cox.
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Grantham Tennis Club’s mixed third team travelled to Farnsfield in search of another victory.

The team, comprising captain Pam Aust, Dom Newcombe, Jo Jones, Michael Cragg, Janet Ibberson and Simeon Cook, battled out a narrow 56-52 victory.

Thirty-six games were played against each opposition pairs and the score was very close throughout the match. Dom and Pam managed to win 26 games out of their 36, and Michael and Jo won 18 to get an overall draw. Simeon and Janet’s 12 wins was enough to seal victory.

l The ladies’ first team enjoyed a convincing 90-14 win over a strong Southwell side at home in the warm weather.

The Grantham side consisted of Megan Jones, Sophie Fletcher, Liz Williams, Veronica Stephens, Sally Walker and captain Liz Frobisher.

Megan and Sophie triumphed 30-6, winning all of their matches 10-2, and Liz and Veronica won 29-7 with Sally and Liz (31-5) also victorious.

l The men’s second team were looking to extend their unbeaten run of matches against a very strong Keyworth side in Division Three.

Comprising captain Colin Walton, Paul Kimberley, Nigel Birch, Martin Garrett, Jon Cummings and Ed Milner, the team played some great tennis but lost 71-37.

l The ladies’ third team travelled to West Bridgford and managed a 57-51 win in the last match of the season. It went down to the last couple of games to clinch victory on a glorious sunny day.

The team were captain Jo Carstairs, Katy Dines, Sue Cox, Liz Stokes, Angela Anderson and Ella Tapson. Sarah Isaac, Claire Marris and Laura Dixon also helped play a huge part in the team’s successful winter season.

l One of the club’s Mini Red players travelled to Nottingham at the weekend to play in a Grade Four tournament.

Oliver Anderson is one of Grantham Tennis Club’s ‘performance players’ and played extremely well to make it to the final in which he was unfortunate to lose 10-8 in a very close game with a top Mini Red opponent.