Girls’ team on top of league

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COLLINGWOOD Tennis Club’s Girls’ 12s team had another win over the weekend to take them further ahead of the county Aegon league.

The girls travelled to Monkseaton to take on Beverly Park.

Collingwood got off to a winning start with Laura Van Ransbeke and Emily Harrison registering singles victories over Lucy Maughan and Georgia Wioddas 4-0, 4-2 and 4-1, 4-1 respectively.

With doubles going to the away pair of Lucy Cox and Rachel Foreman 5-4, 4-0, Collingwood took a 3-0 lead.

The reverse singles were even closer but Cox and Foreman came out eventual straight sets winners for the away team against Joanna McCall and Pia Roespel.

Collingwood sit top of division A north with two wins from two, a 73 per cent win ratio and face David Lloyd Teesside next.

Collingwood boys’ 16s were not in as good form against a much older David Lloyd 16s team.

Olly Drake again put in a good performance at number one, winning 4-0, 4-0 against a higher rated county player.

With Dan McDermott, Harry Cox and Miles Pearson unable to register a singles win, momentum shifted the David Lloyd team.

Both pairs were unlucky not to come away with something in the doubles, eventually losing the match 5-1.

Collingwood girls’ green ball team of Anna Winship, Mia Wallace and Libby Hall travelled to Blaydon with only three players but played well against a predominately boys team with Mia Wallace registering the best score in a 2-4, 3-5 reverse.

Collingwood boys’ 12s second team lost their opening fixture of the season 5-1 to Bohemians of Gosforth.

With all of the team having at least three years left in the age group, the team of Ellis Collings, Dan Collins, Sam Thompson and Josh Harrison gained good experience with Harrison’s singles 4-0, 4-0 victory a bonus.

Collingwood mini tennis red team had another fine victory last weekend in the Aegon county eight and under league, this time 16-0 victors over Beverley Park.

The team of Malcolm Winton, James McMeekan, Jacob Eccles and Ethan Veitch currently top the county table with some difficult fixtures to come.