Hamilton Tennis Club’s ladies fourth team were in top form to open the season with a whitewash win.
Their hapless opponents, Gynsill Thirds, were beaten by nine sets to nil.
Scores: Jude Plumb/Chris Stevens W 9-1, 9-7, 9-3; Sue Harrison/Jo Rowe W 9-2, 9-3, 9-2; Eileen Merrison/Pat Woolston W 9-4, 9-5, 9-2.
* The ladies’ first team defeated Victoria with Di Burdett and Charlie Griffin, and Laura Morley with Amelia Coltman both winning all three sets and Jess Gadsby with Georgie Ashmore two. Their hapless opponents, Gynsill Thirds, were beaten by nine sets to nil.
Scores: Di Burdett/Charlie Griffin W 9-5, 9-0, 9-2; Laura Morley/Amelia Coltman W 9-7, 9-2, 9-1; Jess Gadsby/Georgie Ashmore L 4-9, W 9-0, 9-4.
* The men’s second team also defeated Victoria’s second team 8-1. Tom Rowe and Geoff Wallace, and Jimmi Cox with Ryan Parmar won all three sets, and Ben Catlin with Mike Crane won two.
Scores: Tom Rowe/Geoff Wallace W 9-6, 9-2, 9-3; Jimmi Cox/Ryan Parmar W 9-6, 9-7, 9-0; Ben Catlin/Mike Crane L 6-9, W 9-4, 9-6.
* The men’s first team lost 7-2 to Charnwood, Tom and Jack Elliss, and Tom Rowe with Ben Wallace winning a set each.
Scores: Tom Elliss/Jack Elliss L 2-9, W 9-7, L 5-9; Tom Rowe/Ben Wallace W 9-5, L 6-9, L 7-9; Steve Wallace/Jimmi Cox L 4-9, 4-9, 1-9
* The men’s third team lost 6-3 to Ashby Castle with two sets from Andy Douglas and Joe Jackson.
Scores: Andy Douglas/Joe Jackson L 3-9, W 9-7, 9-8; Jon Hacking/Andy Stevens L 1-9, W 9-3, L 7-9; Bruce Smith/Will Harrison L 6-9, 1-9, 3-9.
* The ladies’ second team had half of their regular team missing and lost 8-1 to Wigston Firsts with Jo Heggs and Jenny Golland winning the consolation set.
Scores: Jo Heggs/Jenny Golland L 5-9, 4-9, W 9-5; Lesley Greaves/Cindy Coulter L 0-9, 2-9, 2-9; Beth Lowe/Rosie Gildove L 0-9, 2-9, 4-9.