Hamilton Tennis Club ladies boost Group One survival bid

Hamiltons ladies first team boosted their survival hopes against Oadby EMN-161129-125035002

Hamiltons ladies first team boosted their survival hopes against Oadby EMN-161129-125035002

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Hamilton Tennis Club’s ladies’ first team look to have saved themselves from the drop after a decisive 7-1 win over relegation rivals Oadby Granville.

Charlotte Griffin was in sparkling form, winning a maximum four sets with Polly Dolby who was a late replacement.

Jess Gadsby and Jo Heggs rounded off the result with three sets.

Scores: Charlotte Griffin/Polly Dolby W 7-6, 6-4; W 6-4, 6-1. Jess Gadsby/Jo Heggs D 7-5, 4-6; W 6-3, 6-2.

* The men’s first team put themselves in an excellent position to win the Group One title with a 7-1 win over Gynsill.

Justin Horobin and Jack Elliss won all four of their sets, and Tom Elliss and Daniel Blackburn won three for a comfortable victory.

Scores: Justin Horobin/Jack Elliss W 6-0, 7-6; W 6-1, 6-4. Tom Elliss/Daniel Blackburn D 4-6, 6-4; W 6-0, 6-4.

* Hamilton’s men’s second team are the only team to round off their season with no matches to re-arrange.

They ended their campaigfn with a 7-1 win against Syston Northfields, but the match was closer than the scoreline suggests.

Jimmi Cox and Joe Jackson won a maximum four sets, three of them won 7-5, while Will Harrison and Barrie Farnsworth won three sets as the team secured a top half finish in Group Four.

Scores: Jimmi Cox/Joe Jackson W 7-5, 6-2; W 7-5, 7-5. Will Harrison/Barrie Farnsworth W 6-4, 6-1; D 6-4, 2-6.

* The ladies’ second team lost 7-1 to leaders Charnwood Third and will need to win their remaining matches to avoid relegation.

These should be hard-fought matches against the other two teams trying to remain in Group Four.

Scores: Cindy Coulter/Lesley Greaves L 2-6, 4-6; L 1-6, 2-6. Sue Corfield/Sue Harrison L 3-6, 3-6; D 3-6, 6-0.