Drake plays captain’s role for Collingwood

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Olly Drake played though injury to captain Collingwood boys’ 16s team to a 6-0 victory over nearest rivals Forest Hall last weekend.

Drake, suffering with a shoulder injury and lacking a first serve, beat a higher rated player in winning the No.1 singles and also taking the doubles rubber with Sam Allonby.

Allonby and Tom Ridley both won comfortable singles and Noah Neill fought back well to win the No.4 singles to take Collingwood nearer the league title.

Collingwood boys’ 12s also top the Aegon division one after an emphatic win over nearest contenders Tennis World Middlesbrough.

Matt Smith triumphed in the No.2 singles to the loss of only one game and Gabe Allonby also came through winning in two sets.

Josh Harrison and Sam Thompson won an epic doubles 14-12 in the third set, and with Thompson winning his singles, Collingwood took the points and top spot in the division with two games to play.

Collingwood girls’ 12s kept up their slim chances of the division one title with a comprehensive victory over Tennis World Middlesbough last weekend, with Lucy Giles making an impressive league debut winning in three tough sets.

With experienced players Clara Loughlin, Anna Winship and Mia Wallace all winning comfortably in straight sets, Collingwood took the points to secure second place with one game to go.

Collingwood girls’ 14s currently top Aegon division one after a resounding 6-0 win overTennis World with Emily Harrison and Laura Van Ransbeke giving away very few games in taking the No.1 and No.2 singles and doubles rubbers.

Clara Loughlin made a winning 14s debut at No.3 singles and teamed up well with Laura Day to win the No.2 doubles in a 6-0 Collingwood victory.