BEN Orton and Jan Dyl defeated Tyke Petroleum Men’s Tennis league leaders Rowntree Park almost single-handedly. With 3-27, the pair returned nearly all David Lloyd's points and half their games to earn the narrowest of wins.

Champions Poppleton move to within a point of top spot after savaging York who could muster only two regular first teamers. James Silson netted 3-31 with captain Nick Turnbull.

Dunnington hit rock bottom after receiving a six-point penalty for ducking their fixture at The Academy.

Despite a fractured knee, Ben Walker top-scored for Wigginton with brother James in a near whitewash of newly-promoted Copmanthorpe.

Racquets return to the top of division two. With their captain absent, Ryan Lonsdale stepped up to provide an unbeaten partnership of 2½-23 with Jordan East at home to Poppleton 2.

Playing their first match of the new season on their home grass courts, Sutton-on-Derwent beat David Lloyd 2.

Bubwith battled out a draw at home to Fulford. Oli Lewis and Govind Baker were the only unbeaten pair, returning 2½-22 for Fulford who held on for equal shares.

Wetherby maintained their 100 per cent record in division three, losing just one rubber at Rowntree Park for a nine point win.

Sherburn look threatening in fourth after a huge win at home to Wigginton 2. Tristan Gretton and Kevin Holdstock were one of two pairs who returned maximum points and 27 games.

Andy Cousins and Alex Kragiopolous nobbled neighbours Starbeck 2 with 3-27 in a narrow points win for Knaresborough.

Boston Spa banked the first half of a double for their club, beating York 2 at Clifton Park. Matt Lewis and Paul Kaye did the damage with 2½-23.

Andy Withers and Kevin Fairclough notched 3-31 as Wigginton 2 gave Knaresborough a battering to go second.

Rufforth could raise just two pairs at home to division four leaders Racquets 2 and lost 15-93.

This means Copmanthorpe 2 fall further behind in second spot despite closing out Wigginton 2 for 9½ points.

Dave Mansfield and Nick Boid were the only unbeaten pair as Academy 2 edged their derby at Starbeck 3.

Dave Luscombe and John Giles starred with 3-26 as Appleton Roebuck 2 claimed a first win against strugglers Sutton-on-Derwent 2.

Unable to beat Heworth number ones Nick Latcham and Stephen Jones, division five leaders Wilberfoss’ 72-game haul netted them just 8½ points.

Jordan Gregory and Richard Whaley with 3-28 sealed the win for Boston Spa 2 at home to York 3.

James Field and Alan Wilkinson’s 3-28 might have secured a first win for Bishopthorpe but a mass effort from Riccall crooked them the points.

Cawood survived a storming comeback from Selby to see off their rivals by 57-51.

York 4 claimed a first win thanks to 3-26 from form-finders Dave Duffy and Bob Shread against Bubwith 2.

Newcomers Harrogate Spa stay top of six, after winning their first York league derby at the death, despite Harlow’s Chris Milnes and Chris Reynolds battering them for 3-27.

Heworth 2 notched their first success, at home to a full strength Sheriff Hutton.

Pocklington stay in front at the top of division seven after Holding and Bloom took the points from youngsters David Lloyd 4 with an unbeaten 2½-25.

A last gasp 8-4 rubber from Tony Howat and Rob Hodge completed an shock win for Wigginton 4 at promotion favourites Fulford 2.

Division eight leaders Poppleton 3 inflicted a third defeat in a row on Bishopthorpe 2.

James Whitwell and Mark Howarth top-scored this week with 3-32 as Strensall strode clear of third-placed Wilberfoss 2. Steve Duckenfield and Dave Mattocks enjoyed their jolly to Wheldrake, returning with 3-28 for Knaresborough 2, who advance one place.