Hamilton Tennis Club: Mixed second team clinch title

Hamilton Tennis Club's champion mixed second team EMN-150809-165230002
Hamilton Tennis Club's champion mixed second team EMN-150809-165230002
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Hamilton Tennis Club’s second mixed team maintained their unbeaten run to clinch the Division Three title when they beat Market Harborough Firsts by seven sets to two.

Jess Gadsby and Jack Elliss won a maximum three sets, while Carol Gilchrist and Tom Elliss, and Jo Heggs with Justin Horobin won two sets each for a convincing victory.

Scores: Jess Gadsby/Jack Elliss W 9-7, 9-5, 9-0; Carol Gilchrist/Tom Elliss L 6-9, W 9-3, 9-3; Jo Heggs/Justin Horobin W 9-5, 9-3, 8-9.

* The first mixed team defeated Rothley Ivanhoe with three-set hauls from Charlie Griffin with Tom Rowe, and Di Burdett with Chris Starkey.

The team will need to win their rain-delayed match against Ashby Castle to overtake Carisbrooke and retain their Division One championship.

Scores: Charlie Griffin/Tom Rowe W 9-1, 9-4, 9-5; Di Burdett/Chris Starkey W 9-4, 9-4, 9-5; Jess Gadsby/Ryan Parmar W 9-3, 9-1, L 6-9.

* The third mixed team had their hopes of clinching the Division Eight title dashed by a 6-3 defeat to nearest challengers Market Bosworth Seconds.

They must now wait for Bosworth to play their rain-delayed match against Sileby to see if they are pipped at the post. Bosworth need to win 7-2 or better to overtake Hamilton.

Scores: Mike Crane/Laura McMullen L 3-9, W 9-5, 9-8; Joe Jackson/Beth Lowe L 3-9, 7-9, W 9-3; Andy Stevens/Jenny Golland L 5-9, 4-9, 5-9.

* The fourth mixed team put in a very good display to beat leaders Blaby Victoria 6-3 to ensure they are not relegated.

Each pair won two sets, but were unable to beat the visitors’ top pair.

Scores: Jimmi Cox/Sibella Chew L 6-9, W 9-6, 9-7; Barrie Farnsworth/Margaret Heggs L 3-6, W9-6, 9-3; Matt Daniel/Sue Corfield L 6-9, W 9-3, 9-6.