CASTLEGARTH chalked up their third successive victory in the second division of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League.

Copmanthorpe were their lastest victims as Helen Jackson and Sue Perkins beat in-form Sue Green and Margaret Whitehead to seal a 67-41 victory.

Helen Roe and Helen Hadfield were the only couple to have three wins as Wheldrake beat Knaresborough 64-44.

Marilyn Almgill and Anthea Brogden got Appleton Roebuck off to a flier with a 12-0 win against York and were backed up by Amber Hickman and Chris Howat (10-2) before captain Judy Marriott and Emma Almgill recorded their third win to give them 24 games in a 70-38 victory.

Cawood were level with Dunnington going in to the last round of their third division encounter before winning 57-51 thanks to Sheelagh Elcock and Monica Jenkinson's 9-3 win.

Jill McCreedy and Jackie Heels collected 27 games, while Fulford team-mates Di Ekers and Anna Baker won 22 as they defeated Poppleton 60-48 in division one.

Judy McHenry and Sue Sumner won 9-3 8-4 7-5 to steer Dunnington to a 69-39 win over Tadcaster.

Promoted Civil Service recorded their first win in the top-flight when they came from behind to beat Bubwith 56-52 thanks to a 12-0 whitewash by Natasha Twigg and Chris Edmond.

Heworth are enjoying life in division four after coming up last summer and won their third game on the bounce by beating Tollerton 56-52 after trailing in the last round.

Leaders Dunnington beat previously unbeaten Poppleton 65-43 in division five with unbeaten duo Ann Murray and Jean Yates winning 26 games.

Fulford, who have been struggling to recruit players, hammered a weakened Appleton Roebuck.

Updated: 09:58 Wednesday, May 21, 2003