TENNIS: Grantham’s Isaac is victorious in Middlesbrough

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A Grantham Tennis Club junior travelled to compete at Middlesbrough at the weekend.

Andrew Isaac contested a Grade 3 regional event as the fourth seed and made it through to the final, beating the top seed on the way, and enjoyed a fine 6-2 6-1 victory to win the event.

Grantham Tennis Club’s week started with a loss to Saxilby in the mixed doubles Lincolnshire league. The team of Neil Robertson, Ella Tapson, Jon Cummins, Yvonne Walker, Ben Howbrook and Jill Pindar lost 6-3.

The men’s second team fared better, winning away at Louth with the team of Michael Cragg, Ed Milner, Josh King, Nigel Birch, Murray Shaw and Toby King.

The ladies’ A Team fought hard but lost 14½ sets to 3½ against Lady Bay. The team comprised Lilly Braddock, Angela Anderson, Yvonne Walker, Carol Binz, Elaine Maplethorpe and Janet Thompson.

The ladies’ short format faced Upper Saxondale at home with the team of Sarah Patton, Sue Cox, Angela Anderson, Jo Carstairs, Claire Marris and Jackie Edgley losing 12-6.

The mixed doubles fourth team also found it tough against Mansfield at home. The team lost 15-3 with Paul Kennedy, Katy Dines, Colin Walton, Sue Rowland, David Todd and Lorraine Walton.