Tennis: Hamilton teams toast a perfect week

Hamiltons mixed second team - Tom Elliss, Carol Gilchrist, Juston Horobin, Laura McMullen, Jo Heggs, Jack Elliss EMN-160823-162852002
Hamiltons mixed second team - Tom Elliss, Carol Gilchrist, Juston Horobin, Laura McMullen, Jo Heggs, Jack Elliss EMN-160823-162852002
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Hamilton Tennis Club’s mixed second team gained a welcome win when they beat Rothley Ivanhoe Firsts by six sets to three.

Each pair won two sets, but could not beat Rothley’s first pair.

Scores: Tom Elliss/Carol Gilchrist L 5-9, W 9-4, 9-7; Justin Horobin/Laura McMullen L 6-9, W 9-0, 9-4; Jack Elliss/Jo Heggs L 5-9, W 9-6, 9-8.

* The first mixed team gained a narrow 5-4 win over Carisbrooke A.

James Rowe and Charlotte Griffin led the team with a maximum three sets with one each from the other two pairs to move to the top of Group One.

Scores: James Rowe/Charlotte Griffin W 9-5, 9-4, 9-3; Tom Rowe/Jess Gadsby L 7-9, 5-9, W 9-3; Ryan Parmar/Corinne Blythe L 5-9, 5-9, W 9-3.

* The third mixed team recovered from their previous defeat to beat Medbourne 7-2.

Andy Stevens and Jenny Golland led the way with three sets, while the other two pairs, Joe Jackson and Emily Harrison, and Jimmi Cox with Margaret Heggs, won two each.

Scores: Andy Stevens/Jenny Golland W 9-8, 9-2, 9-3; Joe Jackson/Emily Harrison L 6-9, W 9-4, 9-6; Jimmi Cox/Margaret Heggs L 8-9, W 9-4, 9-2.

* The fourth mixed team defeated Blaby Victoria 6-3 with Doug Hacking and Sue Harrison taking a maximum haul of sets.

They were supported by two sets from Barrie Farnsworth and Sue Corfield, and one from Will Harrison and Margaret Shufflebotham.

Scores: Doug Hacking/Sue Harrison W 9-6, 9-4, 9-4; Barrie Farnsworth/Sue Corfield W 9-4, 9-6, L 6-9; Will Harrison/Margaret Shufflebotham W 9-7, L 5-9, 6-9.

* Hamilton’s fifth mixed team completed the set of victories with a 5-4 win over Houghton Seconds.

Nigel Crymble and Jill Woods claimed a maximum three sets with the other two pairs winning one and losing the other two by very small margins.

Scores: Nigel Crymble/Jill Woods W 9-5, 9-3, 9-4; Matt Daniel/Polly Dolby L 8-9, W 9-7, L 7-9; Craig Tracey/Eileen Merrison L 8-9, W 9-4, L 7-9.

* The ladies’ veterans second team caught up with another of their re-arranged matches and managed a draw when Belvoir could only field one pair.

Scores: Polly Dolby/Jill Woods L 4-6, 3-6; W 6-0, 6-0. Eileen Merrison/Chris Stevens L 4-6, 2-6; W 6-0, 6-0.