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Appleton Roebuck topple leaders in IT Sports Mixed Doubles Tennis League
11:29am Tuesday 7th June 2011 in Tennis
APPLETON Roebuck lead the way in division six of the IT Sports Mixed Doubles Tennis League – but only one point separates the top four teams.
Roebuck edged ahead of their rivals after unbeaten Geoff Bullock and Amber Hickman sealed the points in a close match against previous leaders Wigginton.
Chris Parks and Rachel Price won all three rubbers to move Alne into second place with games difference keeping them ahead of David Lloyd.
Paul Chappell and Lucy Crowther were David Lloyd’s top scorers.
Dunnington were inspired by Trevor Loten and Karen Mitchell.
Angus Smith made his seasonal debut with partner Caroline White for York, who are behind by a games difference of three.
Poppleton had a big win at Fulford seconds with two couples winning 30 games.
Bubwith have changed the look of division two after they beat leaders Dunnington and then drew with second-placed Wigginton.
Wigginton held onto second place after a battling win against York.
Poppleton were pushed all the way by Copmanthorpe, for whom mother and son combo Jack and Julie Wood were top scorers.
Phil Bremner and Lydia Morton won 31 games for Sherburn in division three as they recorded their first win at Wigginton.
Despite winning 22 games, Adrian Streetley and Nicky Horn were on the losing side as Stillington went down by two games to leaders Bishopthorpe.
Division four leaders David Lloyd had a big win at Wilberfoss and second-placed Appleton Roebuck, led by Paul Kaye and Judy Marriott, eased past Fulford to set up an intriguing top of the table clash tonight between the two unbeaten teams.
Mike Connolly and Trish Bell were top scorers for Castlegarth as they took the points at York in division five.
Top scorers of the week were Stuart Turner and Anna Fell who won all three games 11-1 for unbeaten division eight leaders Sutton-on-Derwent.
Rufforth lost their unbeaten record in division nine and dropped to third after losing to new leaders Stamford Bridge, whose stars were Phil Rigby and Naomi Fulton.
Gary Hancox and Julia Barber helped Cliffe to the points at David Lloyd as they won by two games to split the division into two, with the top five covered by only two points.
Riccall took over one of the two promotion places with a close win at Heworth.
Stamford Bridge are the new leaders of division ten after beating previously unbeaten Bishopthorpe. Jonny Killgallon and Jennifer Hunt led the way.
Stillington moved up to second with a win at Wistow, despite the best efforts of Wistow’s unbeaten pair, Ian Morten and Rachel Huggins.