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Tennis: Free-scoring Fulford full-on for finishing flourish
10:58am Tuesday 14th August 2012 in Sport
Fulford have taken the division one title in the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League with a victory against Dunnington 2 led by Govind Baker and Jill Rounce, who just outscored Sean Evans and Eleanor Bradshaw.
The runners-up spot is still wide open as York lost their final match to Poppleton , whose Nick Turnbull and Claire Smith were unbeaten.
Fulford and Wigginton will be promoted from division two after Fulford beat Bubwith in a rain-affected match. The top two then clashed with Fulford taking the points to make them favourites for the trophy.
Outstanding games will decide who will be promoted alongside division three champions David Lloyd after they beat Fulford.
Rowntree Park only need one more point from their three remaining matches after Nils Morozs and Sandra Pauw ensured the win against Appleton Roebuck.
Division four relegation is still between all the teams other than promoted Stillington, who stay second with wins at Wilberfoss and against Cliffe.
Castlegarth hold the key to both the title and relegation in division five as leaders Heworth still have them to play twice after they eased passed York.
David Lloyd are just two points behind after winning at Alne.
Cawood will have to wait to see if they are safe as they went down to Mike Connolly and Angie Bell’s Castlegarth side.
Ed Martin and Sandra Robinson inspired Rowntree Park to a win against relegated Stillington.
Bishopthorpe need just one more point to take the division six title after a hard fought match at Sutton-on-Derwent to stay ahead of Wigginton, who won at Wilberfoss.
Sutton on Derwent have taken the division seven title as they beat Poppleton, who will be runners-up after Zac Los and Jane Pearson saved their best tennis for this fixture.
Wistow have moved out of the relegation zone with a win against New Earswick , while Daryl Young and Alison Beal ensured the points at Fulford.
Jonny Kilgallon and Naomi Fulton started with a 12-0 success over relegated Wigginton to confirm Stamford Bridge’s capture of the division eight crown.
Dunnington will have to wait for the re-arranged matches to be played in division ten to see if they will be lifting the trophy after finishing with a win and relegating Stillington.
Katie Lewis and Jason Levesley top-scored for Bishopthorpe against Cliffe and then Stanley Brown and Krysia Clack against Rufforth as they moved into promotion contention behind champions Rufforth in division 11.