TENNIS: Horncastle juniors seal triple win

Cousins Ross and Alex Armstrong EMN-150315-205311001
Cousins Ross and Alex Armstrong EMN-150315-205311001

Horncastle Tennis Club’s junior teams were in action again on Saturday playing Boston C in the County Mini League.

In the under 8 Mini Red team this week were Max Wilson, Sam Baxter, Hannah Downs and Grace Sheldon. All the matches were very close and produced some amazing rallies from this young age group.

Max Wilson and Matthew Hunter EMN-150315-205350001

Max Wilson and Matthew Hunter EMN-150315-205350001

Max won 3 out of 4 of his singles matches, but actually produced his best tennis in the match he eventually lost 14-13. Grace also won 3 of her singles matches. Hannah and Sam both won 2 out of 2. In the doubles Horncastle won both matches.

In the u12 event, cousins Ross and Alex Armstrong represented Horncastle. Ross made a strong start to win his first singles match.

In his second singles match Ross launched a come back after losing the first set to force a tie break decider. Despite fighting hard Ross narrowly lost. Alex had close matches but lost both his singles. The boys supported each other to play a very good doubles match and finished with a win. 3-2 to Boston

The u9 team saw Max Wilson playing up an age group and winning both his singles rubbers in fine form. He served strongly and kept his concentration well after three hours of tennis.

Matthew Hunter was unlucky to lose his close singles matches. He served consistently and rallied well but his opponents hit some great deep balls making life difficult for Matthew. He won one set forcing that match into a three setter.

With the singles matches drawn at two all the doubles would decide the match. Max and Matthew communicated well and worked together to produce some good doubles and finally won 7-4 in the third set. 3-2 to Horncastle.

With one match left to play Horncastle U12s are still at the top of their league, the U8s are second and the U9s mid table.

The ladies third Veterans team played at home to Grimsby on Sunday afternoon. Yvonne Thomas and Jayne Dyas won all four of their sets, but despite close matches Sue Winter and Fiona Purkiss didn’t manage a win, ending in a two all tie for this last match of their season.