DAVID Lloyd are on course to secure top-flight IT Sports Mixed League tennis for the first-ever time, having reached the division two season’s halfway point still unbeaten.

A total of 25 games from Adam Harvey and Elaine Hilton dented opposition York’s hopes despite Jamie Winspear and Laura Brown winning 28 games, as they beat Heworth in their previous match.

Second-placed Sutton-upon-Derwent are also targeting a place in the top tier for the first time, having overcome Sherburn with Chris Hobson and Cordie Cavell taking 26 games.

Unbeaten Doug Smith and Jill Rounce won 27 games in Bubwith’s win against Dunnington.

In division one, Poppleton are still top, having been inspired by unbeaten captain Belinda Turnbull and partner Nikki Rohlfing in their triumph at Fulford.

Wigginton defeated Rufforth with one of the week’s highest-scoring pairs of Ben Walker and Eleanor Bradshaw winning 33 games.

Dunnington prevailed at York firsts after not losing a set, with the top-scorers being Dan Hall and Emma Loten.

The division three title already looks to be a two-horse race between leaders Wigginton and York with games difference separating the two sides.

Andy Withers and Sarah Blacker’s 26 games ensured Wigginton stayed at the summit just ahead of York, who had Neil Johnson and Margaret Whitehead on top form with the same number of games won in a tight victory over Bishopthorpe.

George Lintott and Steff Jackson top-scored for Riccall as they won their first match against Poppleton.

But 28 games from Cliffe's Joel Hancox and Jane Pemberton were not enough as they slumped to another loss against division four leaders Fulford.

Tollerton beat Copmanthorpe with first pair Josh Hunt and Helen McDonald putting in another match-winning score of 26.

David Lloyd have taken a firm grip on division five as they beat closest title rivals Stillington in an even match, with Tony and Fiona White unbeaten.

Stillington drew against Alne, while Rowntree Park made it a double-winning night as both teams played Wilberfoss and took all four points.

Kevin Davison and Sandra Robinson won an impressive 29 games.

In division six, Fulford took the points against Bishopthorpe with Dave Stewart and Pam Campbell matching the 26 games won by Max Knighton and Susan Watson.

A total of 32 games from Andy Cutill and Louise Haritakis meant Heworth were too strong for Appleton Roebuck.

Poppleton's Edwin Knighton and Sue Jones finished with a 10-2 triumph to grab the win at New Earswick.

In division eight, David Lloyd, led by Malcolm and Michele Cossey who equalled the 27 games won by Phil Rigby and Christine Twigge, sent Tollerton packing.

Wheldrake won their first match of the season at Bishopthorpe.

John Huffington and Georgia Pratt top scored for Wilberfoss against Wistow.

David Lloyd look to have taken one step closer to automatic promotion in division nine as the week’s highest scoring pair of Martin Turnbull and Fran Critchley won 34 games against Dunnington.

Unbeaten David Moore and Carmen Mackie clinched 26 games as Bishopthorpe rolled over Rufforth.

In division ten, table-topping New Earswick remain unbeaten after Richard Scott and Emily Broadbent matched the 27 games of Keith Pearson and Jean White, against Sutton upon Derwent fourths.

John Jaram and Georgina Edwards won 25 games for York against Sutton's fifth team.