Good start to town club’s season continues

ALL BUT one of the Montrose Tennis Club teams in action last week were victorious, with the exception being the men’s first team which lost away to reigning Tayside champions Craigmuir.

The resurgent ladies’ first team beat Kinnoull 2 17-1 away, with the first pair of Linda Cuthill and Jen Richardson losing a close set to Kinnoull’s top pair and winning all the others.

The second pair of Jane Cargill and Marta Krause won all their sets, five of them by 6-0, and the third pair of Caroline Stewart and Barbara Watson also had a perfect record in sets. The victory was some consolation for a loss to Kinnoull in the Tayside final of the Scottish Cup.

The ladies’ second team also won easily, 16-2 against Scone 2. The first pair of Wendy Sanger and Diane Forbes and the second pair of Janet Thomson and Corinna Gow each dropped one set, but Jean Stevenson and Fiona Cuthill won all six sets. The women’s third team match was postponed because of the renovation of Montrose’s back courts.

The men’s first team went down 9-3 to Craigmuir in the club’s only senior league loss so far, with the first pair of Graeme Walker and George Baxter accounting for three sets with the loss of just one. The second pair of Andy Moffat and Richie Wallace had a tightly contested match with Craigmuir’s second pair, but the best they could do was reach a tie-break. The third pair of Brian Wright and Chad Neighbor also failed to win a set, but did make Craigmuir’s first pair work hard to prevail 6-4 in their second set.

The men’s second team beat Perth 2 at home 16-2, with the first pair of Fraser McGlynn and Murray Pert and the second pair of Andy Baxter and Scott Lorimer winning all their sets. The third pair of Neil Werninck and new member Euan McCulloch won four sets and lost two.

The third team prevailed in a tight home match against Falkland 2, winning 10-8. The first pair of Peter Couper and John Stevenson provided the margin of victory by winning four sets and losing two. The second pair of Andy Thorogood and Richard Henderson and the third pair of Graeme Ramsay and Jamie Shakespeare each were 3-3 in sets.