Tennis: Dumfries secure Division 4 title

18 10 2010

Despite losing the final match to Clarkston, Dumfries had done enough by winning their previous three matches to secure the title.

In the previous match Dumfries faced a tricky tie as they travelled to Queens Park (Glasgow) who still had an outside chance of winning the league.

After winning the first match 6-2, 6-0 Dumfries lost their second match 4-6, 6-1, and 10-8 which was their first loss in the league. However this proved to be a small blip as Dumfries powered home with two more wins in the singles 7-6, 6-4 and 6-3, 6-4 which was then followed by two victories in the doubles 7-5, 6-0 and 6-4, 5-7 & 10-5.

With the league title almost secured, Sunday’s trip to Clarkston proved to be an anti-climax as an under strength Dumfries team suffered it’s only defeat of the league campaign. However with convincing wins in their previous three matches it would have taken a whitewash from Clarkston to overturn the Dumfries team’s advantage.

The match itself was evenly contested as both teams recorded two singles victories each and one doubles win each. This had the match tied at 6 points each and therefore a tiebreak shoot-out had to be completed to determine the match winner. Dumfries started the stronger winning the first shoot-out and with a match point in the second game could have sealed the victory but unfortunately they couldn’t convert the opportunity and eventually lost the shoot-out 2-1 which handed the match to Clarkston.

Dumfries can now look forward to next years challenge in Division 3.

The results can be viewed at the “Aegon Team Tennis – Dumfries ” quick link on the right of this page. or by clicking here.

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