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Tennis: Stillington bounce back against Fulford
10:16am Tuesday 29th May 2012 in Tennis
THE chasing pack in division four of the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League underwent a flurry of changes.
York beat Cliffe and Stillington to move to mid-table, while Stillington – led by Adrian Streetley and Liz Burdett – bounced back against Fulford.
Paul Elmhirst and Michelle Hall were unbeaten as Riccall won their first points against Wilberfoss, who also fell to visiting Poppleton led by the unbeaten John Schofield and Sue Wilson.
In division five, Alne had to concede 34 games to Cawood after Rachel Price was taken to hospital with a knee injury. She eventually left on crutches.
David Lloyd seized top spot after two good wins against York and Heworth, the latter spearheaded by Paul Chappell and Lucy Crowther, who won 32 games.
Cawood moved into second place after beating Rowntree Park thanks to David Welsh and Lorraine Bishop winning the final rubber 11-1.
The biggest win of the week was in division one, where York crushed Castlegarth. Gareth Adams and Louise Marshman won 33 games just ahead of the 32 games won by Phil Langley and Sasha Taylor.
Poppleton moved into second place after the new combination of Nick Turnbull and Claire Smith matched the 29 games won by Michael Binns and Belinda Turnbull against Dunnington.
A total of 33 games were won by Fulford’s Govind Baker and Jill Rounce in a win over York.
Rowntree Park advanced to second place in division three with a comfortable win at Sutton-on-Derwent but had a tough encounter at Wigginton, where Ian Macauley and Angela Smith took the final rubber 10-2 to grab the win.
James Winspear and Ellie Page opened up with an 11-1 win over Wigginton for Bishopthorpe to stay top and unbeaten in division six.
Wilberfoss remain in contention with two good wins against Dunnington and Appleton Roebuck, where John and Roz Latham won all three rubbers.
Poppleton’s Edwin Knighton and Fiona Smith won their final game 10-2 against New Earswick to maintain their unbeaten run in division seven.
Another high-scoring couple were Mick Douglas and Karen Anderson who won 30 games for Stamford Bridge in their division eight match against Fulford.
Stillington had to concede 24 games to Bubwith until a replacement player arrived for Bubwith to take their first points.
Stillington found George Hobson and Julia Medforth too good as Sutton-on-Derwent won their first game before then toppling Bishopthorpe, who were inspired by David Nowell and Sally Simpson.