SUTTON-upon-Derwent have secured promotion from division three of the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League with a win at Cliffe.

Led by captain Max Los and partner Frankie Marsh, Sutton triumphed in a close match, Nick Ridley and Lucy Collier winning their middle rubber 10-2 to seal victory.

Sutton and second-placed Fulford both have to play Cliffe in their last matches to decide who are champions. Cliffe have to win both matches to avoid relegation.

The second relegation place is still wide open after Wigginton moved above David Lloyd with a much-needed win, ending hosts Rowntree Park's outside ambitions.

Jason Whiting and Yvonne Petruso were unbeaten for Wiggy, with Andy Withers and Sue Espiner taking their second rubber 11-1 to seal the triumph.

Division one champions Poppleton had a big win against Dunnington II, with divisional top scorers Nick and Rebecca Turnbull winning 34 games, one more than their mother Belinda and her partner James Silson.

Relegated Cliffe won their first match in division six against Poppleton, led by the unbeaten John Leetham and Liz Boville, but they still find themselves battling relegation, with this division wide open.

Heworth and New Earswick will be promoted from division seven.

Nick Milner and Christine Vis continued their fine season for Heworth, winning 33 games to ensure the win against Sutton-upon-Derwent. Heworth then sealed Tollerton's relegation woes, with Wes Casey and Anne Gray winning 26 games.

Copmanthorpe finished their good season with a win against the other relegated side, Wistow, led by Mark Dadvar and Ann Hopwood, who just outscored Dave Kershaw and Cath Wilson.

Wilberfoss have saved themselves from the drop in division eight with two wins home and away against Appleton Roebuck - leaving Roebuck awaiting the final result from Wilberfoss to find out their fate.

Sam Pratt and Jenny Hunt won 31 games at home, but were pushed harder at Roebuck, with Ben Alport and Georgia Pratt taking a tight match to secure their much-needed victory.

Wigginton and Fulford are battling to be runners-up to David Lloyd in division nine - and still have to meet in a potential promotion decider. Fulford had a big win against Dunnington, Mark Cook and Sue Watson taking all three rubbers 11-1.

Paul Rhodes and Kate Addlestone finished David Lloyd's season well, winning 30 games against Bishopthorpe in division 10 but they were unlucky to lose out on games difference.