Collingwood girls’ team unbeaten after victory

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COLLINGWOOD Tennis Club’s girls 12’s team remains unbeaten for the season after a 5-1 victory over Beverly Park in the Northumberland and Durham League.

Laura Van Ransbeke and Emily Harrison got them off to a winning start with straight sets singles wins before Molly Robinson and Laura Day, making her team debut, won the opening doubles in three close sets.

Day showed impressive confidence by winning the number four singles convincingly in straight sets, and with Van Ransbeke and Harrison keeping up their unbeaten record for the year in the doubles, Collingwood won overall 5-1.

Collingwood boys 12’s team also had a good home win, 4-2 over Virgin Active Wearside at Priors Park on Sunday.

Sam Allonby played a good game and was unlucky to lose out in the third set tie-break whilst younger brother Gabe Allonby came through with a tense two set victory.

With Matt Smith and Alex Jay winning the doubles comfortably and Smith also a 4-1, 4-1 winner in the singles, it was down to the number one doubles to decide the match.

The Allonby brothers strung together some impressive returning games in the wind to take the game 4-2, 4-0 and the match 4-2 overall.

Collingwood girls under-12’s ‘B’ team had back to back wins last weekend to take them top of the Northumberland and Durham League.

The team of Anna Winship, Mia Wallace, Jasmine Hacioglu and Libby Hall had a solid win on Saturday over Shotley and Benfieldside with all girls contributing to a 5-1 victory.

The same team had a 6-0 win at Priors Park on Sunday against Tynedale with Wallace overcoming injury to eventually prevail 10-4 in the third set.

Wallace combined well with Winship to take the doubles, and with Hall and Hacioglu not dropping a game in singles or doubles, Collingwood came away with a good 6-0 win.

Collingwood girls 16’s ‘B’ team also had a good win over David Lloyd 16s on Sunday at Priors Park.

Hannah Chapman was the star for the home team winning her singles and doubles 4-0, 4-0.

Amy Hedworth was overpowered in the number one singles and Adeline Myburgh played well in her first match but lost 4-2, 4-1.

Lucy Cox played with confidence at number four in her first under-16’s game and also came out with a debut win.

With Myburgh and Hedworth unable to cope with the power of the David Lloyd number one in the doubles the match was tied but Collingwood won on the countback by three games.