RUFFORTH will return to division one of the of the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League after David Lloyd lost their final division two match at York by just eight games to miss out by one point.

York had earlier lost to champions Wetherby Castlegarth, new pairing Tom Warburton and Louise Grand winning 25.

Sutton on Derwent, with captain Max Los and Frankie Marsh again unbeaten with 25 games, sealed the division three silverware, relegating opponents Cliffe.

However, Cliffe, led by Luke Crowther and Kate Reader, who won 25 games, bounced back with a final win against Fulford, and then had to wait for the match between Wigginton and York two days later to decide the final relegation outcome.

Wiggy yet again won their final match against a strong York side by just six games, with top scorers Ben Storey and Lorraine Waudby winning their opener 10-2 to seal the points.

Appleton Roebuck, led by unbeaten Dave Luscombe and Pauline Belt, ended as division four champion campaign with a win against Wetherby Castlegarth.

They finished ahead of Riccall, who will be promoted with them after the division's top pairing of George Lintott and Louise Marshman won 30 games against third-placed Copmanthorpe to secure second spot.

York are division five runners-up - ending Rufforth's hopes on games-difference after winning their last match at Fulford.

The hosts could find no answer to unbeaten Jake Lonsdale and Beth Barker, and this loss relegated them.

Steve Broughton and Oxanne Smith won 24 games for Alne to ensure the win and relegate opponents Bishopthorpe.

David Lloyd have secured promotion from division six after taking the points from their final match.

They must now wait for Wilberfoss' final game to see if they will lift the trophy.

Wilberfoss, led by unbeaten Dan Jacques and Dinah Burke, won their penultimate match to end Appleton Roebuck's slim chances.

Wigginton will finish third, while Cliffe, already down, won their final match by two games to keep opponents Dunnington still fighting relegation themselves.

Heworth have won division seven after beating Stillington in their final match, with top scorers Nick Milner and Christine Vis again unbeaten, with back-up coming from new pairing Wes Casey and Anne Gray.

New Earswick will go up in second after a comfortable win at Wistow, led by Keith Pearson and Nicky Georgiou, who just outscored Anthony Georgiou and Theresa Roberts-Hardy.

The final match of division eight has decided the two relegated teams after Wilberfoss ended with another win, this time against Bishopthorpe.

This result saw Bish go down with Wheldrake. The pair ended on the same points as Appleton Roebuck, who stayed up on games-difference.

The final match in division nine decided Wigginton as runners-up to champions David Lloyd after they beat rivals Fulford.

In a very close encounter, Wigginton's Jonathan Alexander and Karen Walker remained unbeaten, despite the best efforts of Fulford's Mark Cook and Pam Mason.

Previously, Wright and Sandra Burley won 32 games in Wiggy's win at Poppleton while Cook and Su Watson had led Fulford to victory at Dunnington.

The second relegation spot in this division was exactly as in division eight – between Bishopthorpe and Appleton Roebuck.

This time Bish are safe after beating Roebuck, Tim Mandle and Krysia Clack being undefeated.