TENNIS: Grantham mixed team wins its first match at David Lloyd Burton Waters

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GRANTHAM Tennis Club’s mixed third team travelled to David Lloyd Burton Waters where Robert Isaac and Yvonne Walker, Andrew Isaac and Liz Hewitt, and John Walker and Jill Pindar managed to win their first match of the season against tricky opposition.

The mixed summer first team faced title challenging Eastgate at home. Jackie Wilson, Simon Cormer, Sarah Isaac, Karel Meuwissen, Mell Bloodworth and Andrew Isaac went close but lost on game count.

Grantham hosted the ladies’ 40 veteran match which was contested by Devon and Lincolnshire. Three Grantham players were included in the Lincs team (Sarah Patton, Mell Bloodworth and Lianne Tapson) with Jane Hunter from St James making the fourth. In a very close match Devon won 3-2.

In the ladies’ short format, the team lost at a strong Magdala and comprised Angie Tapson, Karen Pye-Smith, Jette Smith-Rasmussen, Jackie Edgley, Rachel Wall and Judy Tromans.

In the mini Red Aegon (eight-and-under), Martha Patton, Heidi-Louise Roberts and Thomas Legard travelled to Grimsby and although ultimately losing, played some very good tennis. The 12-and-under team faced Burton Waters in Lincoln and lost against tough opposition. Involved in the match were Joe Patton, Lewis Picker, Adam Tapson and Aaron Jones.

On Sunday, the Aegon men’s first team faced a tricky test against Grimsby, with Richard Cragg, Andrew Isaac, James Drennan and Simon Cormer putting in a good effort in their 12-0 defeat.

Finally, the Aegon Green team (10-and-under) changed Grantham’s fortunes with a win at home over Boston B. The winning team were Ben Harrison, Ben Burdock, Owen Shaw and Archie Adams.