Melton Mowbray Tennis Club’s senior teams continued their good start to the league season with wins all round.
The ladies’ first team collected their fourth straight 9-0 win over close neighbours Syston Northfields in convincing style to maintain their promotion bid in Group Two.
Scores: D. Burdett/A. Coltman won 9-4, 9-1, 9-4; C. Griffin/S. Fox won 9-0, 9-0, 9-1; J. Gadsby/G. Ashmore won 9-1, 9-2, 9-0.
* The ladies’ second team travelled to Oaks and District for their Group 4A match and returned with their fourth win after a resounding 8-1 success.
Jo Heggs and Beth Lowe, and Ellie Jenkins with Alison Stone collecting maximums, while Jill woods and Sarah Medcalf weighed in with two wins.
Scores: J. Heggs/B. Lowe won 9-0, 9-3, 9-6; E. Jenkins/A. Stone won 9-4, 9-0, 9-0; J. Woods/S. Medcalf lost 2-9, won 9-7, 9-5.
* The men’s first team were also in commanding form when they entertained cross-town derby rivals Hamilton Seconds and ran out comfortable 9-0 winners.
Luke Smith and partner Tom Ellis lost just a single game throughout.
Scores: L. Smith/L. Smith won 9-0, 9-0, 9-1; B. MacTaggart/J. Horobin won 9-1, 9-1, 9-0; R. Parmar/J. Ellis won 9-4, 9-2, 9-4.
* The men’s second team travelled to Carisbrooke F for a tricky encounter, but came through 7-2 thanks to a superb maximum three sets from Neil Johnson and teenager Ollie Aley.
Simon Hawthorne and 11-year-old Noah Johnson, and Jake Beagle with teenager also won two each to make it three out of three in Goup 6B.
Scores: N. Johnson/O. Aley won 9-3, 9-4, 9-3; S. Hawthorne/N. Johnson lost 8-9, won 9-8, 9-3; J. Beagle/T. Dryell won 9-8, 9-5, lost 5-9.
* The juniors were also in action with their 8s and under team collecting a 12-4 win against Victoria before losing a tight match to David Lloyd 9-7.
Against Victoria their were maximum four wins for Arthur Dobson and Aiden Messina–Dalby, three wins for Finley Gilchrist and a single win for Polly Greening.
Scores: A. Dobson won 10-3, 10-1, 10-2, 10-1; A. Messina-Dalby won 10-7, 10-2, 10-2, 10-6; F. Gilchrist won 10-0, 10-3, 11-9, lost 5-10; P. Greening lost 5-10, won 10-6, lost 4-10, 8-10.
David Lloyd proved a tougher test despite a superb maximum four wins from Arthur Dobson.
Scores: A. Dobson won, 10-8, 10-6, 10-7, 10-7; A. Messina-Dalby lost 1-10, won 10-2, lost 6-10, 4-10; Finley Gilchrist won 10-7, lost 3-10, won 10-8, lost 4-10; P. Greening lost 0-10, 3-10, 3-10, 7-10.