Tennis: Poppleton retain IT Sports division one title

Tennis: Poppleton retain IT Sports division one title

Tennis: Poppleton retain IT Sports division one title

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POPPLETON retained the division one title in the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League with victories over Rufforth and rivals York.

James Silson and Belinda Turnbull top-scored at Rufforth, just outscoring brother and sister duo Nick and Bex Turnbull.

The final match was against York, the only team who could deny them the title. York’s top couple, Gareth Adams and Becky Lee, were unbeaten but Poppleton completed the double with a good team display.

Wigginton won at Stamford Bridge, headed by unbeaten Matt Waudby and Sarah Blacker, to stay clear of relegation in division two. The table is so close that the winner of the final match between Wigginton and York will go up.

In division three, three teams are in a battle for the two promotion places. Bishopthorpe’s James Field and Laura Rhodes had a vital 11-1 result to seal a win at Stillington to stay in second place.

Sherburn’s Tristan Gretton and Sue Hudson helped their side to take the runners-up spot in division four after a win at David Lloyd.

Dunnington’s Mike Taylor and Nicola Loten top-scored at Wilberfoss, just ahead of Kevin Todd and Denise Bolam.

Riccall are runners-up in division five after winning their final match at Bishopthorpe to edge out rivals Wetherby, who ended with wins over Rowntree Park and Cawood.

Dave Rogers and Sandra Robinson were unbeaten for Park but ended up on the losing side, going down to champions York.

David Luscombe and Emma Robertshaw ensured Appleton Roebuck took the division six crown with wins against Dunnington and Alne.

Graeme Waind and Caroline White won 30 games for York at New Earswick, clinching the runners-up place.

Bishopthorpe 3 won the division nine title after wins against Dunnington and Bish 4, who are relegated after also losing at Dunnington.

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