Tennis: Five teams gather for IT Sports title

Tennis: Five teams gather for IT Sports title

Tennis: Five teams gather for IT Sports title

First published in Sport

THE final week of the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League starts with five teams all sharing top spot in division six.

Alne are the new leaders on a games difference of just one game after Matt Pearson and Hannah Blackburn proved unbeatable against Dunnington, who were relegated.

York stay second after unbeaten James Pilmoor and Wendy Stirke toppled previous leaders Stamford Bridge. Appleton Roebuck stay in the hunt thanks to unbeaten David Luscombe and Emma Robertshaw seeing them to the points at Tollerton.

Darren Penrose and Ros Latham kept Wilberfoss in with a shout, beating New Earswick.

The division four title will be decided this week when leaders Appleton Roebuck meet second-placed Sherburn having secured one of the promotion places with wins against Wilberfoss - led by unbeaten Tom Shouksmith and Pauline Belt - and then Wigginton. Sherburn’s Jonathan Sharp and Helen Haywood proved unbeatable at Wilberfoss.

York won division five after the unbeaten Dave Duffy and Siobhan Gilfillan led the scoring against Cawood.

Dan Russell and Sarah Skidmore top-scored for Rufforth against Sutton-on-Derwent in division seven and then again were unbowed at Stillington to secure the title with top scorers David Laws and Denise Riley finishing with a 12-0.

Bishopthorpe thirds and Heworth have grabbed the two promotion places in division nine, the former conquest led by Robert Field and Jackie Mason.

New Earswick - the newest team in the League - will look to crack 1,000 games won in a season after Brian Hudson and Yvonne Petruso dropped just two games to claim the division ten title. Wilberfoss thirds grabbed the second promotion place with a comfortable win over rivals Appleton Roebuck.

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