TENNIS: Grantham men overcome tough test at home

Grantham Tennis Club men's winter second team.
Grantham Tennis Club men's winter second team.
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Grantham Tennis Club’s weekend started with the men’s winter second team facing a test at home against unbeaten Mapperley on Saturday.

With both teams on 100 per cent records this season, something had to give – and it did in favour of Grantham who won a close match. The team comprised Colin Walton, Adam Bramley, Daniel Mole, Mark Ottey, Nigel Birch and Martin Garrett.

The ladies’ veteran second team travelled to Woodhall Spa where they were defeated 8-0. The Grantham were Pam Aust, Janet Ibberson, Sue Cox and Jo Jones.

On Sunday, the mixed doubles first team lost to David Lloyd Aspley with the team of Richard Cragg, Jackie Wilson, James Drennan, Sophie Fletcher, Simon Cormer and Sue Cox.

The ladies’ winter team comprising Laura Dixon, Liz Stokes, Elaine Pulfree, Rachel Pulfree, Angela Anderson and Lorraine Walton triumphed 58 games to 52 in spring-like conditions over Attenborough.

The ladies’ winter third team faced East Bridgford B at home and enjoyed a close-fought victory. The victors were Jo Carstairs, Sarah Isaac, Claire Marris, Holly Richardson, Jill Pindar and Katy Dines.

Grantham’s second team took on Burton Joyce in the Nottingham Indoor League and won again with the team of Jackie Wilson, Liz Williams, Simon Cormer and Karel Meuwissen. Another victory could see the team with the prospect of promotion.

Grantham Tennis Club’s men’s winter second team are, from left – Nigel Birch, Adam Bramley, Mark Ottey, Colin Walton, Martin Garrett and Daniel Mole.